Over the course of eighty years, a spruce tree grows, along with the little boy who first selected it. As the tree grows from sapling to magnificent evergreen, the child matures as well, becoming a father and then a grandfather.
Now at the end of its life, the glorious tree is chosen to be the centerpiece of a city’s holiday celebration, and it journeys from rural countryside to big city center. There everyone, young and old, comes together to celebrate a tree for all: everybody’s tree.
I shine for you.
I shine for me.
I am Everybody’s Christmas Tree.
Author: Barbara Joosse’s books for children include the Lulu & Rocky Our City Adventures series and Mama, Do You Love Me? She lives in Port Washington, Wisconsin.
Illustrator: Renée Graef has illustrated more than 80 books for children, including books for HarperCollins’s My First Little House series. She splits her time between Wisconsin and California.
A best-selling book from Sleeping Bear Press
Interest Level: Ages 5 - 7
Reading Level: Kindergarten - Grade 2
Hardcover, 32 pages, 9" x 11"