A Tree's Christmas is an inspirational book with heartwarming appeal for all ages … it will be a treasured gift to share with a loved one, child or adult
Tampa, FL (PRWEB) September 14, 2010
America's newest children's Christmas book is a unique Christmas story told by the tree.
Midwest Book Review says A Tree's Christmas has "heartwarming appeal for all ages"
A Tree's Christmas (Clearview Communications Publishing) tells the story of how a discarded Christmas tree is ridiculed by other trees, and, after telling them stories of what it's like to be at the center of a family's Christmas celebration, is given the other trees' love and admiration.
"A Tree's Christmas is an inspirational book with heartwarming appeal for all ages … it will be a treasured gift to share with a loved one, child or adult," raved Midwest Book Review Editor in Chief James A. Cox (http://www.midwestbookreview.com).
"It's an inspirational children's Christmas story that I'm sure even adults will like, so it may have universal appeal across all ages," commented reviewer Dr. Judith Briles, author of more than 20 books and board member of the Colorado Independent Publishers Association. "The author and his characters remind us there's a lot more to a tree than its branches and leaves! The surprise ending will touch everyone's hearts."
Florida resident Amanda, age 26, wrote this after she received A Tree's Christmas as a gift from her uncle: "Thank you so much for the book. I loved it. I really appreciate it…I laughed and I cried. I will never look at a Christmas tree the same way again. I know my daughter will love it when she is old enough to read chapter books."
Opening and closing with narration by a 13-year-old girl who thinks she dreamed the story (but she says she will let the reader decide if that's true), the book also examines themes of the cycle of life, family ties, birth, death, hardships and triumphs so appropriate for our times.
Other readers have observed that the book can help instill self confidence in children because the little Christmas tree overcomes criticism and bullying by the bigger trees.
Lovingly placed out in the family's frozen garden after Christmas is over, the Christmas tree is made fun of by some of the larger trees around the garden after they awake from their winter sleep. But then, as the trees hear his story of what it's like to be a Christmas tree, they come to respect and admire the little Christmas tree for what he has experienced.
The little tree's self confidence grows as he tells his exciting stories of his time in the house to the other trees through the cold night, and then, as the sun rises …
A 66-page hardback children's chapter book with gold embossed case, A Tree's Christmas was written by longtime Southern journalist Andrew Bowen. The book's website is http://www.atreeschristmas.com.
A Tree's Christmas, which retails for $9.95, can also be found at Barnes & Noble.
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