The Christmas Pine (Hardback)
  • The Christmas Pine (Hardback)
  • The Christmas Pine (Hardback)
  • The Christmas Pine (Hardback)
  • The Christmas Pine (Hardback)
  • The Christmas Pine (Hardback)
  • The Christmas Pine (Hardback)
  • The Christmas Pine (Hardback)
  • The Christmas Pine (Hardback)
zoom
The Christmas Pine (Hardback) The Christmas Pine (Hardback) The Christmas Pine (Hardback) The Christmas Pine (Hardback) The Christmas Pine (Hardback) The Christmas Pine (Hardback) The Christmas Pine (Hardback)

The Christmas Pine (Hardback)

(author), (illustrator)
£12.99 £10.99
Hardback 32 Pages / Published: 14/10/2021
  • Save £2.00
  • 10+ in stock

Available

  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect
Waterstones Says

Originally commissioned by The Poetry Society as their annual poem to welcome Norway’s gift of a Christmas tree to Trafalgar Square in 2020 and now presented in a new hardback edition, beautifully illustrated by Norwegian artist Victoria Sandøy, The Christmas Pine is a modern Christmas classic about the magic of nature and new beginnings to rival The Night Before Christmas.

A magical picture book for Christmas, written in perfect, heartfelt rhyme by Julia Donaldson, bestselling creator of Zog and Superworm. 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 hardback book has a gold-foiled dust jacket, making it the perfect Christmas gift for young children. Julia Donaldson's perfect rhyme is a joy to read aloud - this is a classic to treasure for generations. Victoria Sandoy's exquisite, atmospheric illustrations are full of gorgeous details to point out and share.

A paragraph on the final page 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 Square. 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 today. 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.

Publisher: Scholastic
ISBN: 9780702310164
Number of pages: 32
Weight: 460 g
Dimensions: 277 x 228 x 11 mm

You may also be interested in...

There's a Ghost in this House
Added to basket
£20.00   £17.99
Hardback
They Both Die at the End
Added to basket
Harry Potter - A Magical Year
Added to basket
£25.00   £21.99
Hardback
Endgame
Added to basket
£14.99
Hardback
How The Stars Came To Be
Added to basket
Julia and the Shark
Added to basket
Change Sings
Added to basket
£12.99   £10.99
Hardback
Oceanarium
Added to basket
£25.00
Hardback
Britannica First Big Book of Why
Added to basket
One Hundred Reasons To Hope
Added to basket
£14.99   £12.99
Hardback
Lyra's Oxford
Added to basket
£14.99   £12.99
Hardback
Never Grow Up
Added to basket
£12.99
Hardback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.