The Christmas Eve Tree

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The Christmas Eve Tree
Written by Delia Huddy
Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9780763679170
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The Christmas Eve Tree

author: Delia Huddy
illustrator: Emily Sutton

Itís 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 doesnít seem to mind that the scrawny tree isnít 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 boyís rescue of a spindly Christmas tree sparks a glimmer of hope that has far-reaching effects.
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Picture Book Fiction / Hardback
age range:
5 yrs - 8 yrs
# of pages/size:
40 / 9 3/4" x 11 5/16"
grade range:
Kindergarten - Grade 3
Holidays & Celebrations; Lifestyles; Social Themes;
author’s comments:
Delia Huddy worked as an editor in childrenís publishing in a long career that included many happy years at Julia MacRae Books in London, after which she became editorial director at Random House UK. She was also an author of novels, picture books, and younger fiction. At the end of her life, in 2005, Delia Huddy was working on the text for The Christmas Eve Tree.
illustrator’s comments:
Emily Sutton is the illustrator of Tiny Creatures: The World of Microbes by Nicola Davies. In addition to illustrating picture books, she paints and makes prints, ceramics, and textiles. Emily Sutton lives in York, England.
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