The Good Little Christmas Tree review Ì 105

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The Good Little Christmas Tree review Ì 105 ☆ This read aloud story of a little pine tree's splendid uest to make himself beautiful takes him right to the heart of Christmas As he travels through a snow covered forest he exchanges his green needles for ornaments But his reflection in a pool of water makes him ashamed to go home until FaOf Christmas As he travels through a snow covered forest he exchanges his green needles for ornaments But his ref. Originally published in 1943 with artwork by Ursula Moray Williams herself and then reprinted in this 1990 edition with new illustrations by Gillian Tyler this sweet little holiday story follows the adventures of a small Christmas tree and his efforts to give the poor peasant family in whose home he finds himself all the blessings he thinks they deserve Wandering the snowy woods on Christmas Eve the tree bargains away his own beauty trading all his lovely little green needles for the beautiful decorations and gifts he wants to provide for his family Finally catching sight of himself in a clear pool he is so ashamed of his denuded appearance that he cannot bear the idea of returning home Have all his efforts been in vain Or will St Nicholas who is also in the woods this night set all to rightsThere's really not much doubt as to the answer to that uestion just look at the cover illustration here but The Good Little Christmas Tree is an engaging tale all the same Text heavy for a picture book I'd say this was of an illustrated short story it includes numerous fantasy elements from the tree's journey itself to the gnomes and goblins wolf guarded toadstools and dancing angels that he encounters Williams seems to have often made sentient animals and objects her protagonists see Adventures of the Little Wooden Horse and Gobbolino The Witch's Cat and here she continues the trend with a sentient tree Although I wouldn't say that it was destined to become a personal holiday favorite I did enjoy the story and appreciated Gillian Tyler's illustrations which reminded me a bit of Pauline Baynes' work Recommended to all young readers who wonder about the Christmas magic going on while they're asleep

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Lection in a pool of water makes him ashamed to go home until Father Christmas restores him to his original splend. Reread for Christmas season 2015 I still imagine myself as the little Christmas tree Can I give that much of myself to bring happiness The story makes me think I especially like the scene with the angels

Summary The Good Little Christmas Tree

The Good Little Christmas TreeThis read aloud story of a little pine tree's splendid uest to make himself beautiful takes him right to the heart. Originally printed in 1943 this new edition with magical fairytale illustrations by Gillian Taylor tells the tale of a poor man who brings a little tree back from the forest as a present for his children You have to suspend belief for a moment here as the poor man rests this tree in a sack against the woodburner Not what uprooted trees like best especially when they've ben brought in from the snow However during the night the little tree begins to think what his branches should hold for the children on Christmas morning There is a lovely illustration which shows the tree shaking it's little root feet out of the pot and sets off to find some fine gifts to adorn it's branches The story has a lovely fairytale feel the illustrations are detailed and magical and of course there is a fairytale ending A lovely story that will leave you feeling sorry for your Christmas tree