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This special 25th anniversary edition includes a dressed up cover with glitter and a sticker sheet that children can use to decorate a picture of a pine tree in the back of the book.

Long, long ago, in a land far away, lived a perfect little tree named Small Pine. Small Pine hoped to maintain its perfect form and be selected by the Queen as her Christmas tree. But as the warm-hearted little tree gave shelter to birds, rabbits, and deer in the ...

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Overview

This special 25th anniversary edition includes a dressed up cover with glitter and a sticker sheet that children can use to decorate a picture of a pine tree in the back of the book.

Long, long ago, in a land far away, lived a perfect little tree named Small Pine. Small Pine hoped to maintain its perfect form and be selected by the Queen as her Christmas tree. But as the warm-hearted little tree gave shelter to birds, rabbits, and deer in the forest, its branches became damaged. Fortunately, the Queen had a different idea of perfection...

Young readers will want to read and reread the story of how Small Pine's love and charity for its friends helps make it the most "perfect" Christmas Tree of all.

This magnificently illustrated story of a warm-hearted Christmas tree will surely become one of the most beloved classics of future generations. Schneider's storytelling will enthrall children and adults alike.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781426754869
  • Publisher: Abingdon Press
  • Publication date: 9/28/2012
  • Edition number: 25
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 41,437
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 10.20 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Richard H. Schneider has been a journalist and author for more than fifty years and has written more than twenty books for adults and children. A former senior staff editor at Guideposts, an interfaith inspirational magazine, he is a World War II veteran. He and his wife, Betty, are residents of Rye, New York, where Schneider served as vice commander of Post 128 of the American Legion and a lay leader of the Rye United Methodist Church.
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  • Posted February 9, 2009

    Wonderful for teaching why it's important to be kind to others

    I love this book. I have read it to kids and adults of all ages. The heartfelt story of why it's important to be kind to others shines through on each page. This is a wonderful book to share with friends and family.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2007

    Feast for the Eyes

    A lovely holiday book that you look forward to unpacking every year. The artwork is truly lovely and you could frame every picture for Christmas decorations. It is a short, sweet story that you can read to just about every age child and keep their interest for the whole book in one sitting.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 3, 2004

    Great Childrens Story

    I have read this story to my children many years ago. It was first published in the Ideals book and my children loved it. It is a way to show children that it is ok to be different. This is a very heart warming story and will be come a christmas tradition in your home as it did in mine.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 16, 2003

    why I love this book

    I belive this book shows children that they do not have to be perfect and its great to show thats its nice to help others that are in need of the help

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2001

    A Great Chrismas book for the family

    I loved this Christmas book because of the values it teaches, and the fact that it incorporates the true meaning of Christmas...Jesus Christ. The story tells of a small pine tree that chooses to help others in need even though the other pines in the woods are trying to be selfishly perfect so they might have the honor of being picked to be the Queen's Christmas tree. The author even states that the small pine that had tattered broken branches because it helped other animals is how Jesus would expect us to help others, setting aside our own selfish pride and to do what is right regardless. The illustrations are breathtaking and the story is a healthy moral teaching for the whole family.

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