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This is a magical Hans Christian Andersen tale is retold for younger readers in this beautiful boardbook. Lift the flaps to see the bears and all their animal friends in their houses, and open a living room door for an even greater surprise! Special sparkly glitter on details such as lamplight, snow, Christmas toys and the decorations on the tree itself add to the festive feel. With bright illustrations to look at, and an advent calendar to open, this is sure to be a treasured gift. Follow the adventures of the little Christmas tree as he grows up in the middle of the forest and wonders where the taller trees go when they get chopped down. Just before Christmas, a family of bears find the little tree. They carefully dig him up, put him in a pot, and carry him to their home. There he is decorated with glistening glass ornaments, twinkling tinsel, and a shiny star on top. All of these details are highlighted with sparkly glitter. Open the living room door to see little tree surrounded by presents - he is a proper Christmas tree now! But what will happen when the decorations come down...? This version of The Fir Tree (1844) has been specially adapted for younger children. The original ending has been given a heartwarming lift with the addition of friendly bears and a valuable environmental message: that a Christmas tree isn't just for Christmas.
Beautiful atmospheric artwork by artist living in South Africa.
A true story - one Great Depression Christmas Eve Grandpapa Alexandre had no money to buy his family a tree for Christmas; his creativity and Christmas spirit helped make a merry Christmas for his children a reality.
Herman Melville was an 18th century American novelist, poet, essayist and short story writer. He is best known for his works Moby Dick and Typee. During his lifetime he was considered a failure, but after his death his worth as a writer was recognized. Bartleby is a novella, which first appeared in Putnam's Magazine. The narrator is an elderly lawyer who helps his clients with mortgages, titles and bonds. The lawyer's office has two employees Nippers and Turkey. Turkey is a drunk and Nippers has indigestion. The office is able to function because Nippers's indigestion is at a time when Turkey is sober and Turkey is hung over when Nippers is feeling better. Bartleby is hired in the hopes that his temperament will calm down the office. As the story progresses Melville brings a sense of the human condition as seen through the eyes of a lowly employee"
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