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The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree: An Appalachian Story [Hardcover]

By Gloria McLendon Houston (Author) & Barbara Cooney (Illustrator)
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Item description for The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree: An Appalachian Story by Gloria McLendon Houston & Barbara Cooney...

With her father called off to war, it is up to Ruthie and her Mama to fulfill Papa's promise--to give the town its traditional Christmas tree

Publishers Description
This unforgettable tale, illustrated by Caldecott Medalist Barbara Cooney, has become a seasonal classic-a touching and joyful story about courage and the power of family.

Citations And Professional Reviews
The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree: An Appalachian Story by Gloria McLendon Houston & Barbara Cooney has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
  • Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2010 page 1365
  • Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/1991 page 644
  • Wilson Children's Catalog 96 - 01/01/1996 page 673
  • Booklist - 11/15/1992 page 613
  • Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2001 page 620
  • Publishers Weekly - 07/29/1988
  • Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2006 page 902

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Dial
Pages   32
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.35" Width: 9.85" Height: 10.75"
Weight:   0.95 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Sep 30, 1988
Publisher   Dial
Age  4-8
ISBN  080370299X  
ISBN13  9780803702998  

Availability  57 units.
Availability accurate as of Oct 28, 2016 06:04.
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Product Categories

1Books > Subjects > Children > Authors & Illustrators, A-Z > ( C ) > Cooney, Barbara
2Books > Subjects > Children > Baby-3 > General
3Books > Subjects > Children > People & Places > Holidays & Festivals > Christmas > Fiction
4Books > Subjects > Children > Baby-3
5Books > Subjects > Children > Literature

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The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree  Jan 7, 2008
This is a wonderful story that shows the importance of keeping family traditions alive and about the courage it sometimes takes to carry on in the most difficult of times. You will absolutely love Ruthie and will warm up to her really thoughtful and loving mother. This is a story very close to my heart since I grew up close to the Appalachian Mountains and remember how excited we were at Christmastime--- to just be together.

Christmas book  Jan 2, 2008
I bought this for my kindergarten granddaughter as her Christmas book. I wanted something a little different from the typical Christmas book and this one delivered. She really enjoyed the book.
From a veteran of Christmas picture books...  Dec 17, 2007
I have been collecting Christmas books for my family for years and this was my 2007 pick. The illustrations are lovely and the story simple and sweet. Very interesting for those who enjoy Appalacian literature.
Outstanding book! Won't be disappointed!  Dec 7, 2007
A heartfelt, inspiring story about Christmas in the Appalachian Mountains. We live in Asheville, NC and our young children love us reading this book to them over and over!
Wonderful Christmas Story!  Nov 30, 2007
The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree tells a memorable story that might have taken place during World War I or today. Set in the North Carolina Mountains, the author and illustrator weave a literary experience children will love! The CD is a winner, too--featuring the stunning illustrations!

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