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The Little Christmas Tree
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Return to Book Page. Gillian Tyler Illustrator. This read-aloud story of a little pine tree's splendid quest to make himself more beautiful takes him right to the heart of Christmas. As he travels through a snow-covered forest, he exchanges his green needles for ornaments.
But his reflection in a pool of water makes him ashamed to go home. Get A Copy. Hardcover , 48 pages. Published September 17th by Alfred A. Knopf first published More Details Original Title. Other Editions 6. Friend Reviews.
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Dec 31, Bionic Jean rated it really liked it Shelves: children-s-and-ya , fantasy , read-authors-u-z , picture-books-kids , children-s What a heart-warming story! It has magic, hope, goodness, generosity of spirit, selflessness - and a happy ending. Ursula Moray Williams wrote this story in , but it has a timeless quality, and reads like a fable. A poor peasant takes home a tiny Christmas tree for his children, and he and his wife hide it away in a sack behind the stove until Christmas day.
They are sad that they have no money to decorate What a heart-warming story! They are sad that they have no money to decorate the tree, and worry that it will not seem very special. They go to bed hoping that the children will know they did their best.
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He meets many different characters on his travels, and we begin to recognise elements from traditional folk tales, and repeated little phrases which we begin to anticate and enjoy. We meet wolves, gnomes and goblins, a pedlar, an old man and a young girl, and some baby Angels. But the little Christmas tree is so intent on making a beautiful gift for other people, that he puts his own life in great danger. If you don't get a lump in your throat near the end, then you must have lost all your childhood sense of wonder.
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I myself was very worried indeed for the fate of this brave little tree. When he meets Father Christmas, then I knew everything would work out alright. All the characters come together again, and although the ending is not explicit and played out, it is heavily implied, leaving the reader with a happy sense of anticipation, "Oh quick! Henry's "The Gift of the Magi" , then this story inspires the same sort of reaction. Just beautiful. In this particular edition from , there are illustrations by Gillian Tyler on each double page spread.
They are carefully drawn and naturalistically coloured. They are very fine, and enhance the story itself. Edit : My copy of this book is the one I had as a child. It is "a new edition in two colours" black and red "with illustrations by the author from her original scissor-cuts". Published in , it has a very different feel View all 8 comments.
Shelves: arboreal-friends , christmas , picture-books. Originally published in , with artwork by Ursula Moray Williams herself, and then reprinted in this edition, with new illustrations by Gillian Tyler, this sweet little holiday story follows the adventures of a small Christmas tree, and his efforts to give the poor peasant family, in whose home he finds himself, all the blessings he thinks they deserve.
Wandering the snowy woods on Christmas Eve, the tree bargains away his own beauty, trading all his lovely little green needles for the b Originally published in , with artwork by Ursula Moray Williams herself, and then reprinted in this edition, with new illustrations by Gillian Tyler, this sweet little holiday story follows the adventures of a small Christmas tree, and his efforts to give the poor peasant family, in whose home he finds himself, all the blessings he thinks they deserve.
Wandering the snowy woods on Christmas Eve, the tree bargains away his own beauty, trading all his lovely little green needles for the beautiful decorations and gifts he wants to provide for his family. The Goats by InfraED. More great Northwest stuff.
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