A magical rhyming picture book for Christmas…
Deep in a snowy wood stands a little pine tree with a special destiny: when it grows up, it’s going to be the famous Christmas tree in Trafalgar Square!
Gorgeous, atmospheric illustrations whisk you from frozen forests to the sparkling city square in a beautiful, moving story of festivity and hope. This gorgeously illustrated hardback book has a gold-foiled dust jacket, making it the perfect Christmas gift for young children. Julia Donaldson’s perfect rhyme is a joy to read aloud – this is a classic to treasure for generations. Victoria Sandoy’s exquisite, atmospheric illustrations are full of gorgeous details to point out and share.
The Christmas Pine is based on a true story. It celebrates a special tradition that stretches back over seventy years. Every year, the Mayor of Oslo in Norway presents the British people with a spectacular Christmas tree. The tree is a symbol of peace and friendship, and a thank you for the UK’s support during World War II. Each year, the UK Poetry Society asks a poet to write a poem to welcome the tree. A paragraph on the final page of the book explains the true story behind the tree.
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