THE TREE THAT CAME TO STAY by Anna Quindlen

THE TREE THAT CAME TO STAY

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Age Range: 4 - 8

KIRKUS REVIEW

 In her first picture book, the well-known columnist tells a bland but warmhearted story: a nice family with three young children choose their Christmas tree at a farm and happily decorates it together; when the children feel sad about putting the tree out with the trash, Mom comes up with an ingenious way to hold onto its lingering fragrance--a basketful of needles that will keep the gradually diminishing Christmas smell. The events are unexceptional, but narrated with grace and a good sense of childhood's pleasures (though none of its conflicts or frustrations); the soft, realistic color illustrations appealingly depict a snowy, old-fashioned northeastern Christmas. (Picture book. 4-8)

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 1992
ISBN: 0-517-58145-0
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Crown
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 15th, 1992




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