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The beautiful Christmas tree (original 1972; edition 1999)

by Charlotte Zolotow, Yan Nascimbene (Illustrator)

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Title:The beautiful Christmas tree
Authors:Charlotte Zolotow
Other authors:Yan Nascimbene (Illustrator)
Info:Boston, Mass. : Houghton Mifflin, 1999.
Collections:Christmas, Easy, Your library
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Tags:City and town life -- Fiction, Trees -- Fiction, Christmas -- Fiction

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The Beautiful Christmas Tree by Charlotte Zolotow (1972)

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A quiet man who plants a pine tree in front of his house, which grows over the years until it becomes the most beautiful Christmas tree in the neighbourhood. The man is ignored and criticized by his neighbours, except for one boy who admires him. Children learn from Mr. Crockett that living things need love: plants, birds, and people too.
  Frye | Dec 7, 2010 |
Mr. Crockett moves in the neighborhood in the house that is dreary looking on the outside. He decides one day to go buy a tree and displays it in the front window. Then digs a whole and puts it outside the house for everybody to see. Then at the end the tree is the most beautiful one decorated with birds and a dove on top of it.
  amber85 | Oct 31, 2009 |
this story is about a man who moves into the most humble looking house on the block. In the side walk he finds a patch of dirt and plants a sad looking tree. Over the years the neighborws always see him working on his own house. In the end the tree grows up pretty his house is well kept and birds make the tree look like a beautiful christmas tree.
  setonhansen | Oct 9, 2009 |
Mr. Crockett moved into an old house and bought a tiny pine tree for Christmas. No one in the neighborhood liked him because they thought he was wierd. Mr. Crockett gre his tree for many years until it became one of the most beautiful tree ever.
  rachel0217 | Sep 17, 2009 |
A gentle moving story with more text than pictures, it follows the story of a quiet man who plants a pine tree in front of his house, which grows over the years until it becomes the most beautiful Christmas tree in the neighbourhood, visited by many birds the man has been feeding. The man is ignored and criticized by his neighbours, except for one boy who admires him. Children learn from Mr. Crockett that living things need love: plants, birds, and people too. The 1972 edition is illustrated in soft watercolours by Ruth Robbins. Recommended to read to young children, and for grades 2 to 4 to read themselves. ( )
  tripleblessings | Dec 4, 2007 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0618152458, Paperback)

Mr. Crockett is neither handsome nor fashionable, but he knows a secret—all things need love and care. With years of attention and patience, he transforms his shabby brownstone into an elegant home and brings a scrawny, neglected tree to life, teaching his critical neighbors that beauty can be found in unexpected places.
Yan Nascimbene’s striking illustrations breathe new life into this holiday classic, originally published in 1972, that gently captures the true meaning of Christmas.

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Although his neighbors do not appreciate his efforts, a kind old man transforms his rundown house and a small neglected pine tree into the best on the street.

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