Item description for The Legend of the Christmas Tree Board Book (Legends) by Rick Osborne & Pat Matuszak...
Overview 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.
Publishers Description 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.
Citations And Professional Reviews 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
Promise Angels is dedicated to bringing you great books at great prices. Whether you read for entertainment, to learn, or for literacy - you will find what you want at promiseangels.com!
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
ISBN 0310704464 ISBN13 9780310704461 UPC 025986704469
Availability 0 units.
More About Rick Osborne & Pat Matuszak
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 www.rick-osborne.com."
Rick Osborne currently resides in British Columbia.
Rick Osborne has published or released items in the following series...
Reviews - What do customers think about Legend Of The Christmas Tree Board Book?
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).