Apple Tree Christmas

Apple Tree Christmas

by Trinka Hakes Noble (Illustrator)


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ISBN-13: 9781585362707
Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press
Publication date: 09/28/2005
Series: Sleeping Bear Holiday - Christmas
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 124,639
Product dimensions: 9.38(w) x 11.40(h) x 0.36(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

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Apple Tree Christmas: A Holiday Classic 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
melopher on LibraryThing 26 days ago
If I could only have a handful of Christmas books in my possession, this would be one of them. It touches the heart of Christmas: family, giving, appreciation, sacrifice and selflessness. It was a little odd to read through the first time, not knowing where it was going to end up, but it proved itself to be a touching book worth rereading.
tiffblaser on LibraryThing 26 days ago
This was a really good book. I think many children would enjoy reading this book. It is inspiring in an odd sort of way. I could make lots of text-to-self connections. This level would be good for 2nd or 3rd graders
EllieGiles on LibraryThing 26 days ago
A book spilling over with delightful things--the family, the tree, the holiday. A father goes to great lengths to make his daughters happy. Touching.
lahochstetler on LibraryThing 28 days ago
This novel is really a manifesto, decrying the terrible injustices suffered by late-Victorian women. The book follows the life of Beth Caldwell, a woman of intelligence and literary talent, who is denied education and opportunity. All of the Caldwell family resources are invested in Beth's brother, Jim, and her life is full of injustice. After losing her father in childhood, Beth and her family move from Ireland to Yorkshire, where the family falls into poverty. Still, all resources are funneled into Beth's arrogant and feckless brother. There is little love in young Beth's life: her father is dead, her mother finds Beth aggravating. To escape Beth marries early, a man who turns out to be a lout. Beth's husband relishes using all of the priviledges that law and custom afford him over women, and his despicable charater is quickly uncovered. This books is meant to be a fictionalized account of Grand's life, and she shares the Irish and Yorkshire origins of her heroine, as well as the unhappy marriage, and the limits of Victorian womanhood. The truly terrible strictures that bound late-nineteenth century women are evident throughout this book. Grand is certainly not the only one to write of these issues, and she is hardly the most subtle. Grand clearly writes from anger and exasperation, but her prose retains literary merit.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My mom and I would read this book over and over when I was growing up. It is a wonderful book. I have now purchased this for my daughter to read and enjoy. It still brings tears to my eyes when I read it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was given to me when I was small from a neighbor who owned a bookstore for children. I will never forget the drawings and the tender story. I believe that it is a classic!!