The Christmas Tree

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Random House Large Print, 1996 - Fiction - 174 pages
65 Reviews
Featuring charming illustrations reminiscent of the Madeleine series, this magical tale of a lonely orphan and the beautiful fir tree that becomes her best friend is destined to be a cherished Christmas classic. Exploring the eternal themes of growth, loss, and renewal, this small and simple book is like the best of gifts--meant to be both shared and remembered and truly befitting "the most wonderful time of the year". Full color. Printed endpapers.

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User Review  - Kim Skwira hoffmann - Goodreads

Always a nice little story to reread at Christmas. Read full review

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User Review  - Karen GoatKeeper - Goodreads

How do you say good-bye to a friend? What if that friend is a tree? Sister Anthony came to Brush Creek convent as a young orphan and has lived there ever since. On her first day there she meets Tree ... Read full review


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About the Author
Julie Salamon grew up in Seaman, Ohio, and now lives in New York City with her husband, Bill Abrams, and their children, Roxie and Eli. She worked for The Wall Street Journal for sixteen years as a reporter and film critic. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, Harper's Bazaar, Vogue, Vanity Fair, and The New Republic. She is the author of a novel, White Lies, The Devil's Candy: "The Bonfire of the Vanities" Goes to Hollywood, and of The Net of Dreams: A Family's Search for a Rightful Place.

About the Illustrator
Jill Weber lives on Frajil Farms in Mount Vernon, New Hampshire, with her husband, Frank, and their son, Remy. After working at T. Y. Crowell and Simon & Schuster,

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