Children's book 'A Tree's Christmas' puts family at the center of the holiday; Reviewers say it's a magical "story for all ages," a "New Christmas Classic"

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The story is told by the magical Christmas tree itself, a distinctive feature not seen in other Christmas books. And, in another magical twist, the family dog, Lucky the Irish Setter, becomes the tree's confidant and partner in its Christmas adventures. Lucky is the only one in the family who can communicate with the tree in secret conversations, and they have some exciting escapades together.

A Tree's Christmas will be a treasured gift to share with a loved one, child or adult. Its lessons of a brief life fully lived in gratitude for the wonder of creation are to be respectfully passed on to new generations.

Reviewers are saying that the children's Christmas book, A Tree's Christmas, is a story for all ages that could be a new Christmas classic.

    "The story is told by the magical Christmas tree itself, a distinctive feature not seen in other Christmas books," said Andrew Bowen, the author, a lifelong journalist. "And, in another magical twist, the family dog, Lucky the Irish Setter, becomes the tree's confidant and partner in its Christmas adventures. Lucky is the only one in the family who can communicate with the tree in secret conversations, and they have some exciting escapades together."

    The book opens and closes with thoughts by Anne, the 13-year-old girl of the house, who tells readers that she thinks she may have dreamed some of the story, and then laments to readers, "but you'll have to find that out for yourself."

    With Christmas over and its beautiful lights, garlands and cherished family ornaments gently removed, the Christmas tree is ceremoniously taken out into the family's snow-covered garden by Anne, her dad and Lucky.

    During the night, all of the trees around the garden awake from their winter sleep to hear the Christmas tree tell the story of what it was like to be a Christmas tree -- at the center of the family's celebration -- with color commentary by the tree's good friend, Lucky the Irish Setter. At first, the trees bully the little Christmas tree, and then they are wowed and humbled by the Christmas tree's experience in the house with the family.

    "Sure, you can bully me," the Christmas tree says to the other trees around the garden in the cold night. "But I was a Christmas tree, and you'll never know what that is like." So, A Tree's Christmas sends an anti-bulling message to young readers which can raise their self confidence (just like the Christmas tree!)
TESTIMONIALS FROM HAPPY READERS

    The Chicago Daily Herald said A Tree's Christmas could be the next Christmas classic.

    "I wanted to tell you that I LOVED it! I was crying at the end, which I knew was the sign of a good book. One of my favorite parts was the personification of the various tree types – I think you cast them perfectly!" declared Jane Neubauer, who owns a Sugar Pines Christmas Tree Farm in Chesterland, OH. We will be selling them in the little shop at our Christmas tree farm this winter – I have a hunch they are going to be gone quickly!"

    "A Tree's Christmas will be a treasured gift to share with a loved one, child or adult. Its lessons of a brief life fully lived in gratitude for the wonder of creation are to be respectfully passed on to new generations," declared James A. Cox of the Midwest Book Review.

    "I will never look at a Christmas tree the same way again," gushed Amanda Foster, a Florida mother. "I know my daughter will love it when she is old enough to read chapter books.”

    A Tree's Christmas is a 66-page, gold-embossed hardback children's chapter book that has 12 chapters for the 12 days of Christmas.

    In addition to being available for order through Barnes & Noble at $9.95, A Tree's Christmas is also available at http://www.atreeschristmas.com. A Tree's Christmas is being sold to patrons at:

  •     Wolfpen Gap Country Store in Suches, GA
  •     Sugar Pines Christmas Tree Farm in Chesterland, OH
  •     Cackler Farms in Delaware, OH
  •     Lee's Trees in Hayward, WI

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