The Beautiful Christmas Tree

The Beautiful Christmas Tree


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Like Charlotte Zolotow's recently reissued The Bunny Who Found Easter, The Beautiful Christmas Tree has gently captured the true meaning of this special holiday for generations of young readers. In this timeless story Mr. Crockett teaches his snobbish neighbors that "beauty is as beauty does," when he rescues a scrawny tree. With years of loving care, the little pine grows strong, bringing songbirds and new fris to a lonely old man. The vibrant color palette and fresh compositions of Yan Nascimbene l a modern look to a holiday staple. This new edition not only celebrates the spirit of Christmas but reaffirms our faith-almost thirty years since its first publication-in the basic goodness of people all year round.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780874660043
Publisher: Parnassus Press
Publication date: 01/01/1972
Pages: 32
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Charlotte Zolotow was a legendary children’s book editor and author. She wrote more than seventy picture books for children in her lifetime.

Half-French, half-Italian, the late Yan Nascimbene shared his childhood between these two countries. After working as a photographer's assistant in a Paris fashion studio, Nascimbene studied at the School of Visual Arts in New York and at the University of California at Davis. Nascimbene's illustrations have appeared in numerous publications worldwide, including Time, Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal,Chicago Tribune, the New Yorker, Boston Globe, Toronto Life, ScientificAmerican, Atlantic Monthly, Hemispheres, etc. His commercial clients include Air France, British Airways, Continental Airlines, IBM, Apple, Macy's, Stanford University, UC Berkeley, Bank of America, United Way, Estée Lauder, Manpower, and more.
     Nascimbene also illustrated Houghton's Hachiko by Pamela Turner and The Beautiful Christmas Tree by Charlotte Zolotow

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