The Christmas Pine CBB


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SKU: 9780702319341 Categories: , , , Tag: Author: Donaldson, JuliaFormat: Board BookPages: 30Publisher: Scholastic



A magical book for Christmas, written in perfect, heartfelt
rhyme by Julia Donaldson, bestselling creator of Zog
and Superworm – now as a chunky board book!

“Magical . . . as well as paying tribute to tradition, the
gentle rhythmic verse and stunning pictures illuminate the two other
things close to Julia’s heart: the power of children and song”
Good Housekeeping

Deep in a snowy wood stands a little pine tree with a special
destiny: when it grows up, it’s going to be the famous
Christmas tree in Trafalgar Square!

This is the perfect picture book to snuggle up with and share
at Christmas. Gorgeous, atmospheric illustrations whisk you from
frozen forests to the sparkling city square in a beautiful, moving
story of festivity and hope.

This gorgeously illustrated board book is perfect for little
ones to enjoy!

Julia Donaldson’s perfect rhyme is a joy to read aloud. This
is a classic to treasure for generations

Victoria Sandøy’s exquisite, atmospheric illustrations
are full of gorgeous details to point out and share

A paragraph on the back of the book explains the true story behind
the tree

The Christmas Pine is based on a true story. It celebrates
a special tradition that stretches back over seventy years.
Every year, the Mayor of Oslo in Norway presents the British people
with a spectacular Christmas tree. The tree is a symbol of peace
and friendship, and a thank you for the UK’s support during World
War II.

Each year, the UK Poetry Society asks a poet to write a poem to
welcome the tree. Julia Donaldson originally wrote The Christmas
Pine to celebrate the 2020 Christmas tree. The poem was
performed by London schoolchildren, and displayed in Trafalgar

Julia Donaldson is the author of many of the best-loved children’s
books ever written. She has been awarded a CBE for services to
literature, and is the most celebrated children’s writer in Britain

Many of Julia Donaldson’s beloved picture books
have been made into award-winning animated films which are regularly
shown on the BBC at Christmas.

animation will premiere on BBC Christmas 2021

The Christmas Pine CBB