The Christmas Eve Tree by Delia Huddy

When the ugly little fir tree is taken to the city, no one wants to buy him; they prefer the big tall trees. But a homeless boy asks the shopkeeper if he can take the tree, and down by the river in a cardboard box, decorated with a few candles, the tree finds itself at the centre of a magical Christmas Eve it will never forget. A Christmas tale with a classic feel but a modern theme at its heart.

Age Range: 5 – 8 years
Grade Level: Kindergarten – 3
Hardcover: 40 pages
Publisher: Candlewick (September 27, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 9780763679170
ISBN-13: 978-0763679170
ASIN: 0763679178

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Little Shepherd by Cheryl C. Malandrinos is Now Available!

 

 

Title: Little Shepherd

Written by: Cheryl C. Malandrinos

Illustrated by: Eugene Ruble

Ages: 4 – 8

Publisher: Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc.

PRINT ISBN: 978-1-61633-085-9;  1616330856

eBook ISBN: 978-1-61633-086-6;  1616330864

Published: August 2010

Synopsis:

In the hills outside Bethlehem, Obed guards his first flock of sheep. When the angels appear to tell of the Savior’s birth, he is hesitant to follow the others to see the new King. When Obed returns to his sheep, he realizes it is a night of miracles.

Read the Excerpt!

Off in the distance, a wolf howled. Obed moved closer to his flock, scanning the hills for any sign of a pack that might race in and steal his sheep. His family depended upon the sheep for food and their wool for clothing. No sheep would be lost under his watch.

 

He shivered inside his cloak. While the days were getting warmer, the nights still chilled him. He walked over to the large fire blazing inside the pit. He rubbed his hands together and held them up to the fire to warm them.

 

Above him, the sky twinkled with millions of stars. Obed couldn’t remember a night so clear.

 

Suddenly, a bright light filled the sky.

 

Obed trembled. “Father, what is happening?”

 

His father dropped to the ground, his right hand blocking his eyes from the intense light.

 

Obed pulled the edges of his cloak closer to his face as he squinted up at the mysterious form hovering overhead. He shivered, but this time it was not because of the cold.

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Follow the LITTLE SHEPHERD VIRTUAL BOOK TOUR OCT/NOV/DEC ’10. Visit www.pumpupyourbook.com during the months of October, November, and December to learn more about Cheryl and her first children’s book.

Cheryl C. Malandrinos is a freelance writer and editor from Western Massachusetts. She is a founding member of Musing Our Children, and editor in chief of the group’s quarterly newsletter, Pages & Pens.

 

Ms. Malandrinos is also a blogger, book reviewer, and online publicist. Little Shepherd is her first children’s book.

 

Visit Cheryl at http://www.ccmalandrinos.com



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