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A Wish to be a Christmas Tree (Individual Titles) Hardcover – 29 Aug 2000

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  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press (29 Aug. 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1585360023
  • ISBN-13: 978-1585360024
  • Product Dimensions: 25.4 x 2.5 x 27.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 773,266 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Colleen Monroe loves writing books for children, although it is a path that she never envisioned for herself, having spent many years in advertising. It wasn't until she had children that she decided to write her first book. She shamelessly uses her three children for ideas and as impromptu editors and critics.

Michael Monroe uses his award-winning illustrations to bring every story he works on to life. He feels a great responsibility to make each book the best it can be for the children reading it. He enjoys painting the books but also loves traveling the country doing presentations at schools where he teaches children about being an artist and about following their dreams. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Such an underrated little book: a wonderful bitter sweet story beautifully illustrated.
Very endearing characters.The writing is simple but charming.
A short story for both young and young at heart.
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HASH(0x9d4c2a68) out of 5 stars True Christmas story, Goregeous illustrations 5 May 2004
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This is the type of Christmas story that makes you remember what Christmas is suppose to be all about. The illustrations in this book are exquisite . The story is all about a tree that gets picked over every year when people come to choose a Christmas tree.The problem is the tree has been there for years and has grown too tall for anyone to use for a Christmas tree.This greatly upsets the tree and he begins to cry.All the forest animals who love the tree for all that he has provided for them see this and decide to do something to make the tree realize how much he is appreciated and loved by them. So when the tree is asleep , they come and decorate the tree in there own version of a Christmas tree. Very nicely done, smooth text, sure to be a Christmas regular once you have read it. The illustrations alone would make this book a wonderful edition to own.
46 of 49 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x982b427c) out of 5 stars All Trees are appreciated! 24 Sept. 2001
By Ann Holeso - Published on
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If one wishes to learn the meaning of life, goodness, and generosity to others, you must read this book! Being from Michigan, and now living in the desert, I can bring the cold and snow into our home to my two young children.
The story tells of a sad tree who so wishes to be a Christmas tree and how his dear friends help him feel proud and special by a simple act of kindness.
You will read this book year-round and it will become a favorite Christmas story as it is in our home.
41 of 46 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x98b1757c) out of 5 stars We love Christmas trees in Florida, too ! 3 Nov. 2000
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As a former Ohio resident who has lived in Florida for 30 years, I, as all my neighbors, love Christmas, even without the snow. This book is an extension of that love, and everything that is good about Christmas; emotion, caring and love for others.
The illustrations are beautiful, but the message is just as important. I read it to my grandchildren and they almost cried, until the end, when they yelled with delight at the perfectly complete and timed ending. This book is now a holiday ritual for our family. I recommend this book to all who love the spirit of Christmas, regardless of religion.
22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x97b77a98) out of 5 stars A Holiday Treat for Young & Old, if I May Be So Bold 21 Oct. 2000
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A delightful new book that may rival "'Twas the Night Before Christmas as holiday poetry for the whole family. Every page sparkles with rhyme and the illustrations are a feast for the eyes. The story is simple enough for pre-schoolers enjoy while young readers will be able to read it themselves. If you believe in friendship, kindness and holiday happiness, you'll enjoy this book.
25 of 28 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x97b6c138) out of 5 stars A Wish to be a Christmas Tree 8 Dec. 2001
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One of the best Christmas books I have ever read! This book tells about a lonesome tree and how he was bored standing all alone, then friends decorated him and he loved it. It really touched me how they did that. That is true friends. Overall just a great book about Christmas and Friendship!
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