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The classic New York Times–bestselling tale of friendship, generosity, and the magic and wonder of the Christmas spirit
 
On his annual search for Rockefeller Center’s next Christmas tree, the chief gardener spots an ideal candidate: a stately Norway spruce located on the grounds of a convent. There he meets Sister Anthony, a nun for whom the tree has special meaning. Orphaned and sent to the convent as a lonely young girl, Sister Anthony befriended the then-tiny spruce whom she lovingly named “Tree.” Over the following decades, as the tree grew, so did Sister Anthony’s appreciation for the beauty and wonder of nature.
 
She is reluctant to see her oldest and closest friend chopped down and sent away to New York City. But when a fierce blizzard threatens the old tree’s existence, Sister Anthony realizes it’s time to let the world enjoy Tree as she has for nearly her whole life.
 
Accompanied by charming illustrations and a new introduction by the author, The Christmas Tree is a heartwarming story of love and friendship, a modern holiday classic for all ages.
 

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The Christmas Tree is the tale of a little girl named Anna, who is orphaned and sent to live in a convent. The lonely girl befriends, as only a child can, a tiny fir tree. Anna and Tree, as she calls him, grow up together, unlocking the secrets of friendship and sharing the wonders of nature. It is this same profound appreciation and love of nature that the grown-up Anna, now Sister Anthony, passes on to her students.

When Tree is threatened by a winter storm, Sister Anthony, by now an old woman, decides to give up her dearest friend, allowing him to become the most enjoyed and famous tree of all: the tree at Rockefeller Center in New York City.

A perennial holiday favorite, The Christmas Tree is about learning to love and, ultimately, being able to share that love with others.

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“A twinkly, read-around-the-fireplace story.”
Entertainment Weekly

“The touching tale of a girl and her tree, narrated by a Rockefeller Center gardener, will be a classic.”
Chicago Tribune

“Unusual and endearing...[A] lovely little tale and drawings with a big-smile ending.”
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

“A rich, heartrending tale...I can imagine Dickens himself sniffling and smiling.”
Newsday

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  • PublisherG K Hall & Co,US
  • Publication date1996
  • ISBN 10 0783819218
  • ISBN 13 9780783819211
  • BindingHardcover
  • Edition number1
  • Number of pages174
  • IllustratorJill Weber
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