The year of the perfect Christmas tree: an Appalachian story
Ruthie and her mother wonder how they will fulfill their obligation of getting the perfect Christmas tree to the town for the holiday celebration, since Papa has left the Appalachian area to go to war.
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The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree: An Appalachian Story
Gloria Houston,Barbara Cooney
No preview available - 1996
Appalachian balsam Christmas tree balsam grows beautiful dress bed-sheet curtains began to sing belfry door big sleeves cheek Christmas Eve Christmas play chugged coal-black curls color of cream day Mama doll flowing sleeves give the tree heavenly angel helped Ruthie high cliff hill and holler hold her arms home for Christmas hugged kissed the dimple led Old Piedy little bed long and flowing look lump of coal Mama and Ruthie Mama helped Mama lifted Miss Jenny Nicholas Nick night Mama old St Papa home Papa's peppermint perfect balsam Christmas PERFECT CHRISTMAS TREE Pine Grove Church Preacher Ollis pretty young'un Pull ribbons and lace ridge rocky craig rode Ruthie climb Ruthie ran Ruthie told Ruthie's Ruthies dress shone snow soft silk stocking softest silk sun was high three kings tiny angel tiny dress tip-tip-top treat poke trimmed with ribbons Tucking Ruthie Tweetsie valley venturesome village church wear a dress willow switch wings