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The First Christmas Tree and the Story of the Other Wise Man

by Henry Van Dyke

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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0486468747, Hardcover)

This elegant little hardcover gift book features two unabridged holiday tales: "The First Christmas Tree" and "The Story of the Other Wise Man." Written by a 19th-century American clergyman, these classic seasonal fables abound in the Yuletide traditions of generosity and friendship — perfect sentiments for a gift book! 

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This illustrated edition of two heartfelt holiday fables abounds in the Yuletide traditions of generosity and friendship, perfect sentiments for a gift book. "The First Christmas Tree" is a tale set during an eighth-century winter festival, where a struggle ensues between foresters worshipping pagan gods and a heroic pilgrim who has come to teach them about Christ's birth. In "The Story of the Other Wise Man," well-meaning Artaban prepares to join three fellow Magi in their journey to Judaea for the birth of a holy prince. But a needy stranger and a twist of fate will change his destiny. These timeless classics will capture the hearts of every family that loves Christmas readings.… (more)

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