The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree: An Appalachian Story by Gloria Houston, Barbara Cooney

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This unforgettable tale, illustrated by Caldecott Medalist Barbara Cooney, has become a seasonal classic-a touching and joyful story about courage and the power of family.

Acclaimed author Gloria Houston has written a tale that is as joyful and timeless as Christmas itself. Jewel-like paintings by two-time Caldecott Medal winner Barbara Cooney capture all of the season's warmth and mountain flavor. "A heartwarming holiday story, simply told and graced with true sentiment rather than sentimentality".--Kirkus Reviews. Publisher's Weekly Bestseller. Booklist Best Books of the Decade. Full color.

Gloria Houston is an internationally known educator and author of several award-winning, best-selling books for young readers.

Barbara Cooney illustrated over 100 books for children.

Target Age: 5-8

Puffin Books

Pub Date: October 01, 1996

0.1" H x 10.36" L x 9.26" W

32 pages


Dial Books

Pub Date: September 30, 1988

0.39" H x 10.68" L x 9.66" W 

32 pages