Christmas Tree Ship

Christmas Tree Ship

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by Jeanette Winter
     
 

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"A refreshing and unpretentious story...Winter relates the tale of a young schooner captain who traveled treacherous Lake Michigan each year at Christmas to supply Chicagoans with spruce trees for their holiday celebrations. When his boat was lost during one particularly bad winter, his wife and family chose to honor his memory and celebrate the holiday by continuing… See more details below

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"A refreshing and unpretentious story...Winter relates the tale of a young schooner captain who traveled treacherous Lake Michigan each year at Christmas to supply Chicagoans with spruce trees for their holiday celebrations. When his boat was lost during one particularly bad winter, his wife and family chose to honor his memory and celebrate the holiday by continuing the tradition he started." -- Booklist "Winter gives the holiday its due magic." -- The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (starred review) "A touching and memorable tale." -- Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
This bittersweet tale is based on the true story of Herman Schuenemann, who, beginning in 1887, sailed down Lake Michigan each year from upper Michigan to bring a shipload of Christmas trees to the city. One year, tragedy strikes and his ship goes down in a storm. ``When the snows of November blew in again,'' however, his wife and daughters decide to carry on the tradition, and the tree-laden schooner sails once again. Winter is at her best here-her strong prose combines with her signature folk-art-like illustrations, this time imbued with the wintry hues of sea, sky and spruce. A touching and memorable tale. Ages 4-up. (Oct.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780698116535
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/05/1998
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.02(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.14(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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