The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree: An Appalachian Story: Houston, Gloria; Cooney, Barbara (...

The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree: An Appalachian Story

Houston, Gloria; Cooney, Barbara (illustrator)

Published by Dial Books, New York, 1988
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Early printing of this modern holiday classic, illustrated by two-time Caldecott medalist Barbara Cooney, the story of a young girl waiting for her father to return from the Great War in time to cut their Christmas tree. "We shall have a balsam Christmas tree, my pretty young'un . . . The balsam grows up the rocky craigs where only a venturesome man may go." A fine copy, perfect for reading aloud, signed on a bookplate by author Gloria Houston. Slim quarto, original blue cloth lettered in gilt over blue paper boards, red endpapers, original clipped pictorial jacket. Color illustrations throughout text. Bookplate signed by Gloria Houston affixed to front free endpaper. Bookseller Inventory # 1001305

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Title: The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree: An ...

Publisher: Dial Books, New York

Publication Date: 1988

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

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