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The author of the book: Gloria Houston
Edition: Dial Books
Date of issue: September 30th 1988
ISBN: 080370299X
ISBN 13: 9780803702998
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Reader ratings: 4.9
Language: English
Format files: PDF
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I don't tend to put children's books on my Goodreads. I do not have kids of my own nor do I get much exposure to them from friends. But this book is by far my favorite Christmas book in the world.

See, it's tradition. I'm 26 and married and we still do this. We have a stack of Christmas books at my parents' house and my brother and I both have our favorites. We read them aloud to the family, sitting around a warm Christmas fire (weather permitting of course) and think about how many beautiful Christmases we have spent together.

This book is the reason why I insist on having a real tree for Christmas. A balsam tree that fills the air with the scent of fir and memories. A little girl and her mother wait for her father to come home from war. They find the tree that he picked out in the Spring and bring it to the church for the Christmas services.

So the point of Christmas is talking about hope, ultimately. Hope for Spring and good crops in the pagan traditions. (In fact, this is why there are Christmas bonfires. The ash is spread over the fields as fertilizer afterwards.) Hope for being saved. The start of a new year. Families coming together. This book is about hope and perseverance. It seems as years go on, we need more hope and strength so like a sea turtle finding its beach where it was born, I come back to this book every year and renew my hope.

Merry Christmas.


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Ebook The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree: An Appalachian Story read Online! Gloria Houston was a teacher and a native of the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina. Ms. Houston taught students of all ages. Ms. Houston wrote several books for children, including the best-selling My Great-Aunt Arizona, illustrated by Susan Condie Lamb; The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree, illustrated by Barbara Cooney; and LittleJim. She lived in Asheville, North Carolina.


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BLAKE

Why do I need to drive a phone number?

SONNY

Rarely do the books make me cry, but this one could.

FLORENCE

A useful book to free yourself from negative emotions and joy.

ALEXANDER

Why do they ask for a phone?

MADDISON

The phone number must be written to protect against robots




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