The Christmas Eve TreeAuthor: Delia Huddy
Illustrator: Emily Sutton
It’s late on Christmas Eve, and the little fir tree is the only tree left in the shop. What a poor thing I am, it thinks. But then a young boy enters the store, drawn in from the damp by the warmth and lights and the wonderful smell of Christmas, and he doesn’t seem to mind that the scrawny tree isn’t tall and straight like the others. . . . This magical story, beautifully illustrated by Emily Sutton, captures an unexpected and unforgettable moment of happiness that brings a whole city together.
In a deeply moving story with the hallmarks of a classic, a homeless boy’s rescue of a spindly Christmas tree sparks a glimmer of hope that has far-reaching effects.
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$16.99 / $23.00
0763679178 / 9780763679170
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Picture Books / Hardback
5 yrs - 8 yrs
|# of pages/size:
40 / 9 3/4" x 11 5/16"
Kindergarten - Grade 3
Holidays & Celebrations; Lifestyles; Social Issues
This story of a Christmas tree who thought he would never amount to much and how his life course changed with the help of one homeless boy. The little tree managed to bring happiness to those who otherwise would not have a tree. After Christmas the tree once again gets the change for a new life when he is planted in a park thanks to a street sweeper who saw promise in a few green sprouts.
The moral for me is that certain people are placed in our lives for different reasons and sometimes it is when we don't even expect it that change comes. This is the perfect positive, holiday message that reminds us that just when you think it is over there is always a chance for a new beginning.
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