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Category: Christmas Books for Elementary Teachers
Student Level: toddler, preschool, kindergarten, elementary
The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree - A Christmas Story by Gloria Houston, Barbara Cooney (Illustrator)
This unforgettable tale, illustrated by Caldecott Medalist Barbara Cooney, has become a seasonal classic.
Ruthie and her mother set off to find the perfect Christmas tree to donate to the town. According to the traditions of Pine Grove, they hauled home a tree that Ruthie's father marked in the spring. Though the Armistice had been declared, Ruthie's father hadn't returned home. The trip to get the tree becomes a new town legend. Ruthie was chosen as the heavenly angel of the church Christmas play - and is dressed in a beautiful silk wedding dress madeover by her mother. The book has become a seasonal classic - a touching and joyful story about courage and the power of family.