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The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree: An Appalachian Story

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"The Armistice has been declared, but still there is no sign of Ruthie's father in their little Appalachian town. So, in accordance with the traditions of Pine Grove, it falls to Ruthie and her mother to bring home the perfect Christmas tree to donate to the town. Ruthie had accompanied her father to the rocky cliff where he marked a tree in the spring, so she and her mother set out to find it again, and haul it home. Their trip becomes the basis overnight of a new town legend..." -- Publishers Weekly

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Acclaimed author Gloria Houston has written a tale that is as joyful and timeless as Christmas itself. Jewel-like paintings by two-time Caldecott Medal winner Barbara Cooney capture all of the season's warmth and mountain flavor.

"A heartwarming holiday story, simply told and graced with true sentiment rather than sentimentality." -- Kirkus Reviews.

Product Details

Recommended Age 5 - 8
Author Gloria Houston
Illustrator Barbara Cooney
ISBN 9780803702998
Publication Date Jan 1, 1988
Publisher Puffin
Language English