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The Great Spruce

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Published by G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers on 2016-10-18
Hardcover: $17.99
JUVENILE FICTION


Together with his grandpa, a young boy finds a way to save his favorite tree in this heartwarming Christmas tale
 
Alec loves to climb trees—the little apple trees, the wide willow trees, even the tall locust trees. But his favorite is the great spruce, with its sturdy trunk and branches that stretch up to the sky. Alec’s grandpa planted it as a sapling years and years before Alec was born, and every Christmas, Alec and his grandpa decorate the tree together, weaving tinsel and lights through its branches, making it shine bright.

But one day, a few curious men from the nearby city take notice of Alec’s glistening great spruce, and ask to take it away for their Christmas celebration. Though it’s a huge honor, Alec’s heartbroken at the idea of losing his friend. With great courage and creativity, Alec comes up with a plan to save his favorite tree in this joyful holiday tale.


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ASIN: 0399160841
ISBN: 9780399160844
EAN: 9780399160844

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A boy named Alec saves his family’s huge spruce tree from being cut down as a Christmas tree.

Alec loves the gigantic tree his grandpa planted decades earlier. Every year Alec and Grandpa decorate the tree with ornaments and outdoor lights. When Alec’s parents agree to let the tree be cut down for a nearby city’s Christmas tree, Alec convinces his family and the local townspeople to dig it up instead. The huge tree is dug up and transported by truck, barge, and horse-drawn sleigh to the big ...

A pleasant holiday story with a subtle hint to protect living trees instead of cutting them down. (author’s note) (Picture book. 4-8)

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