Night Tree

Night Tree

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by Eve Bunting, Ted Rand
     
 

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By moonlight in the quiet forest, a young boy and his family decorate their favorite tree with popcorn, apples, tangerines, and sunflower-seed balls as a gift for the animals of the woods. “Sure to become a Christmas favorite, this beautifully illustrated story of a family’s unusual tradition brings to life the true spirit of

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By moonlight in the quiet forest, a young boy and his family decorate their favorite tree with popcorn, apples, tangerines, and sunflower-seed balls as a gift for the animals of the woods. “Sure to become a Christmas favorite, this beautifully illustrated story of a family’s unusual tradition brings to life the true spirit of Christmas.”—American Bookseller

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Jan Lieberman
The tree in the meadow stands all alone,/ With fir-needle leaves and tiny cones,/ One family comes when the night is still,/ To decorate the tree for the animals fill./ Tangerines, apples, millet, seeds with honey,/ Strings of popcorn and berries cost little money./ The tree is lovely in Dad's lantern-light,/ "Oh, please, dear animals, come tonight./ But if they don't, we've completed our mission./ This tree is our gift to them, our yearly tradition." My poetic review provides the gist for a gem of a Christmas book . It may inspire your family to begin a special yearly tradition. 1995 (orig.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780152001216
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
10/28/1994
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
194,064
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.14(d)
Lexile:
AD620L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 7 Years

Meet the Author

EVE BUNTING has written over two hundred books for children, including the Caldecott Medal-winning Smoky Night, illustrated by David Diaz, The Wall, Fly Away Home, and Train to Somewhere. She lives in Southern California.

The late TED RAND was the esteemed illustrator of many picture books, including Eve Bunting's Secret Place and The Memory String.

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Night Tree 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
MendySue More than 1 year ago
This is an excellent book for elementary aged students. This teaches them to be kind to others (including animals) and to not just think of ourselves on Christmas.
reader1939 More than 1 year ago
The family pictured in this delightful children's book show their concern for birds and animals on Christmas Eve by preparing popcorn, seed and fruit treats to decorate a tree in the woods. They then enjoy hot chocolate while singing Christmas carols. My grandchildren have enjoyed acting out this story each Christmas Eve for the last 17 years. It's a tradition I believe they'll continue with their own children. The Bunting/Rand team have produced a winning story of family togetherness, with text and illustrations working very well together to create a family classic.