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The Legend of the Christmas Tree Board Book (Legends)

By Rick Osborne (Author) & Pat Matuszak (Adapted by)
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In this adaptation, children ages 4 and younger can discover the wonderful story of how the evergreen tree first became a symbol of Christmas and how it can be used as a way to tell people about God's gift of Jesus. Board book. Full color.

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In this adaptation of the best-selling story of The Legend of the Christmas Tree, little ones ages 4 and under can discover the wonderful story of how the evergreen tree first became a symbol of Christmas and a way to tell people about God.

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The Legend of the Christmas Tree Board Book (Legends) by Rick Osborne & Pat Matuszak has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
  • Publishers Weekly - 09/23/2002

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Zonderkidz
Pages   28
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.75" Width: 7" Height: 5.75"
Weight:   0.8 lbs.
Binding  Board Books
Release Date   Oct 1, 2002
Publisher   Zondervan Publishing
Grade Level  Pre School  
Age  2-4
Series  Legends  
ISBN  0310704464  
ISBN13  9780310704461  
UPC  025986704469  

Availability  0 units.

More About Rick Osborne & Pat Matuszak

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! RICK OSBORNE is a bestselling, award-winning author of both parenting and children s books. One of Rick s main goals is to create resources that help families develop loving relationships and peaceful, happy homes. Among the many children s books he s written and coauthored are, The Legend of the Christmas Tree, The Legend of the Christmas Stocking, and the 101 Questions Kids Ask About God series. These have sold millions of copies and have been translated into many languages. Rick has coauthored books with Dr. John Trent, Josh McDowell, Larry Burkett, and Dr. Gary Chapman. He helped write and produce the booklet The Most Important Story Ever Told which has had over 50 million copies distributed around the world. Find out more by visiting"

Rick Osborne currently resides in British Columbia.

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Product Categories

1Books > Subjects > Children > Baby-3 > Board Books
2Books > Subjects > Children > Baby-3 > General
3Books > Subjects > Children > People & Places > Holidays & Festivals > Christmas > Fiction
4Books > Subjects > Children > Religions > Christianity > Ages 0-3
5Books > Subjects > Children > Religions > Fiction > Fiction

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A great book  Jan 4, 2007
with a great message. I enjoyed this book very much myself. I used it in children's church during December. The children loved it and could tell others what the legend was.
A Legend with some History   Dec 20, 2006
Using the format of a family searching for a Christmas tree, the story tells about the legend which began during the Reformation. In Germany in the 1500's, Martin Luther (founder of the Lutheran Church) brought a tree into his house and he set candles on it to celebrate Jesus, the Light of the World. There's a brief mention of the Biblical significance of Christmas. Many people find it appropriate for public school use along with the singing of the song, "Oh, Christmas Tree."
The birthdays of famous people are recognized so in recognizing Jesus' birthday it is historically significant to know why he is famous.
Good Choice for Classroom Reading Guest  Nov 26, 2001
I purchased this book for two reasons. It brings to light the true meaning of Christmas...Jesus and sharing love. This story provides another format to talk about the birth of Christ to your children aside from the traditional manger story. There's a light introduction to the biblical significance of Christmas, in addition to the treasure of family unity. I found that this book helps reinforce the values which I am trying to emphasize in my own family, while also cherrishing old time family traditions. In case you were concerned, I don't think it dilutes the truth of the bible...Also, as a mother of two young elementary school-aged children, I also have the opportunity to be a guest reader in the classroom. It is totally appropriate reading for public schools, even though there is biblical reference. This book offers a refreshing change from the fantasy holiday stories and commercialization of Christmas. It will be a special story to your family and it will set a warm-hearted atmosphere to your tree-decorating festivities.
Every page spread has charming text  Oct 17, 2001
Rick Osborne's The Legend Of The Christmas Tree: The Inspirational Story Of A Treasured Tradition is a delightful kids' book, for which every page spread has charming text on the left and a full-color, realistically painted illustration by Bill dodge of a family celebrating the joy of Christmas on the right. The story is about the legend behind the tradition of searching for a Christmas tree, which dates back to the Reformation: when Martin Luther brought a tree into his house, he set candles on it to celebrate Jesus, the Light of the World. The Legend Of The Christmas Tree is in many ways about the need to make Jesus Christ a larger part of Christmas. Since the Biblical foundations of Christmas are often forgotten in the hustle and bustle of rampant consumerism that marks the season, The Legend Of The Christmas Tree is a very good introduction for young Christian readers to the holiday's origin. Also very highly recommended are the other fine books in this educational series: The Legend Of The Candy Cane (0310212472, $14.99), The Legend Of The Easter Egg (0310224470, $14.99), and The Legend Of The Valentine (0310700396, $14.99).

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