The Christmas Eve Tree
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.
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.
"What a wonderful addition to our holiday book collection! In an age where kids think of Christmas as "What is Santa going to bring ME?" it's a beautiful, heartwarming way to introduce them to the idea of helping those less fortunate that sparked conversation about how we, as a family, can do just that. The true meaning of the season." Elizabeth - Mom of 4, Fort Worth, TX