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“This lovely tale celebrates intergenerational friendship and determination, growth and nature, and the joy of the holiday season.” —School Library Journal
When Wilma decides her garden needs a new beginning, she gathers string, scissors, shovels, sixty-two dozen balsam seedlings, and Parker, her five-year-old neighbor. Year after year, Wilma and Parker nurture their trees, keeping careful count of how many they plant, how many perish, and how many grow to become fine, full Christmas trees. A cozy, holiday read-aloud and a lyrical way to usher in the month of December.
About the Author
Mary Lyn Ray
has written many acclaimed books for children, including Go to Sleep, Little Farm,
illustrated by Christopher Silas Neal; New York Times
, illustrated by Marla Frazee and The Thank You Book
, illustrated by Stephanie Graegin. She lives in South Danbury, New Hampshire.www.marylynray.com
BARRY ROOT is the illustrator of more than thirty books for children, including Tiki and Ronde Barber’s Teammates, Game Day, and By My Brother’s Side. He lives in Drumore, Pennsylvania.