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A "heartwarming, magical tale"--SLJAmong the grand balsam firs and pines at the Christmas tree lot is a little hunched tree that is missing several branches. Still, no tree is more filled with the spirit of Christmas. As the weeks go by, many others are selected but still the little tree keeps up its hope of finding the perfect family. On Christmas Eve, now the last tree iA "heartwarming, magical tale"--SLJAmong the grand balsam firs and pines at the Christmas tree lot is a little hunched tree that is missing several branches. Still, no tree is more filled with the spirit of Christmas. As the weeks go by, many others are selected but still the little tree keeps up its hope of finding the perfect family. On Christmas Eve, now the last tree in the lot, a special visitor (Ho, Ho, Ho!) might just give the little tree what it wants most of all....

Title : The Last Christmas Tree
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ISBN : 9780803737570
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 32 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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The Last Christmas Tree Reviews

  • Joann
    2019-03-19 00:43

    Sweet little story..every parent should read this to their child/children.

  • Julie
    2019-03-03 17:38

    GAH! This book would have made me want to vomit with excitement when i was a kid.

  • Elizabeth Meadows
    2019-03-18 00:37

    Okay, I have tears in my eyes. What a charming tribute to the spirit of Christmas!

  • Donna Mork
    2019-02-26 19:40

    Adorable book about a scrawny Christmas tree who keeps his hopes up, and gets the best Christmas ever.

  • Vicki
    2019-02-25 19:22

    Will the last pine tree find a home for Christmas? A totally sweet book with nice illustrations that help to tell the story to a group.

  • Mary
    2019-02-19 23:20

    I'm such a sap. I have to admit that I got a little choked up at the end. Sweet book about a scraggly little tree hoping to find a home in time for Christmas.

  • Hapzydeco
    2019-03-08 00:21

    Delicately illustrated. This story will strike an empathic cord when read at Christmastime. Ho, Ho, Ho!

  • Evan
    2019-03-17 22:44

    *sniff sniff* What a touching little book with gorgeous illustrations!

  • Noel Gaines
    2019-03-08 18:36

    The Last Christmas Tree is a cute Christmas read, although a bit boring. Also, I thought that for a children's picture book that some of the vocabulary was a bit high for the little ones.

  • Ruth
    2019-02-22 19:35

    This one will make you say "Awwwww" and sniffle a little bit.

  • Venus
    2019-03-09 20:41

    Review originally posted on Children's AtheneumAmong the grand firs and pines at the Christmas tree lot, sits a little hunched tree that is missing some branches. Nevertheless, the little tree is filled with Christmas spirit and waits in great anticipation for his turn to be picked. As the weeks go by though, no one picks the little tree. No families want him. Some even make fun of him. By Christmas Eve he is the last tree in the lot. That is when a special visitor wearing a red and white outfit shows up to give the little tree a home for Christmas.In the vein of The Tale of Three Trees, this anthropomorphized little tree story is full of heart. I may have teared up a little when that little tree was sitting there all alone in the lot after being rejected over and over. The sweetness of the ending, the idea that Santa takes home the little trees that are left over brought a tear to my eye. As I sometimes do with these books though, I thought I would run it through a child test. (aka read it to my nephews) I could not, for the life of me, get them to actually sit through this book. I started it over twice, we abandoned it, and then I tried to read it to them once with with the response being, "We don't want to read that one." Either my nephews aren't in the holiday spirit yet or something about it didn't appeal to them, so perhaps this one is a adults-will-like-it-more-than-kids book. If that is the case then I can at least guarantee that the parents will enjoy reading it.

  • Rosa Cline
    2019-03-06 00:18

    A very nice Christmas story about a tiny not so pretty tree. Arriving like the others to a tree lot to be looked at and sold to enjoy Christmas with families. BUT this tree gets picked on and laughed at and eventually looses hope until a special man comes along and puts the tree in his sled. And he's someone special special Christmas tree.

  • Storywraps
    2019-03-13 22:19

    This gem of a book will have you very emotional and definelty tug at your heart strings. A hunch-backed, sparse-branched little tree with a huge Christmas spirit finds himself in a lot waiting to be sold. He is so pumped and eager to go home with a family and spread the cheer of the holidays he can hardly contain himself. All the other tall, study trees are picked to go first, but this little guy gets overlooked time and time again and the shoppers laugh and mock him because of his looks. Even when as a last resort the lot-owner furnishes him with a "FREE" sign, no one purchases him takes him home. There he is all alone, in a big empty lot, with no one to invite him into their warm home on this cold Christmas Eve. Then a true Christmas miracle happens. A jolly, large guy in a red suit spies this sad, forlorn imperfect tree, picks him up and joyfully adopts him into his home. The little misfit, throwaway tree, does find a place to belong and generate his goodwill and happy spirit.... and guess where? .... in the best home of all! Can you guess who took him home? Bet you can.This book is packed full of emotion and the illustrations therein are amazing. Colorful, vibrant and expressive, the illustrations bring the text alive and are so well done. I highly, highly recommend this book.The book, "The Last Christmas Tree" is authored by Stephen Krensky and illustrated by Pascal Campion. Designed for ages 4-8.

  • Katie
    2019-03-09 20:14

    This book starts out on a Christmas tree lot with one little tree eagerly awaiting the moment when he gets bought. He dreams about the ornaments that will hang on him, and he cannot wait to go home with the sweet family he hopes will purchase him. All of the Christmas trees get bought except for the little tree. He gets a sign hung on him that says for free, but he still never gets bought. Finally Santa shows up. He gets taken on Santa's sleigh to his new home. I love the way that the tree is personified in this book. It makes you feel different emotions for the tree, and it makes you think of the tree as a little child. This book could be used in the classroom around Christmas time. You might have a student in your class who does not have a home and just wants a family for Christmas. This would be a good book for that child in your class to read to show that someone loves them. It also shows that good things are coming even if it does not seem like it.

  • Marfita
    2019-03-14 23:23

    I'm getting too old for stories about Christmas trees anxious to be taken home. Mostly because I know what happens to them afterward. Christmas trees are more like the little mermaid. They sacrifice themselves for someone else's happiness and come to a sad end. Now, I love Christmas trees. We have a dead one shedding needles every winter solstice. I love the smell of fir. The fact remains that it's dead and dying. The one in this story is more a glorified branch than an actual tree. It is finally adopted in the last seconds of Christmas by an unexpected visitor. Ho hum. Kids might like it.

  • Erin Buhr
    2019-03-03 19:30

    A Christmas Tree lot is bursting with trees, but none are more excited about the season than a tiny, pathetic tree. Days go by and no one notices the little tree until it is the last one left on Christmas Eve. Deserted and alone it sits until suddenly it is picked up and placed in a sled. Krensky humanizes the small tree in a touching and childlike way. Beautifully illustrated to sparkle and ooze the light and spirit of the season. Lovely story about Christmas to snuggle in and share this holiday season.

  • Mundie Moms & Mundie Kids
    2019-03-16 17:37

    A wonderful story that captures the magic of the Christmas season. This is a book with a heartwarming story that children of all ages will love. Had it not been for a friend of who works at Penguin, I would not have even heard about this book. What is sad, because this has become one of my favorite children's Christmas books. The story is beautiful told. The illustrations are lovely. This book is absolutely fabulous. I loved it! This is a Christmas book I highly recommend picking up. If you love the Charlie Brown Christmas Tree, wait till you read about this Christmas Tree.

  • Brodie
    2019-02-24 21:22

    We re-read this almost every night leading up to Christmas. I just LOVE it! As someone who intentionally picks flowers that are beginning to droop, etc. I so wished this little tree was real so I could scoop it up to bring home. We will be starting a new Christmas tradition of bringing home the tiniest, least likely to get picked tree for the one my son will get to decorate since I have an artificial tree for myself. I'm surprised to see the average rating of this book is only 4 stars because it's definitely a 5 star in my eyes!

  • Juliana Lee
    2019-03-20 17:30

    Stephen Krensky and Pascal Campion worked magic on this book. It's sure to become a classic. The story is told so simply and poetically. The art work is endearing. But the big surprise comes at the end when the reader sees through the artist's work, who takes the last Christmas tree home. Hint: The stockings over the fireplace have the initials D-D-P-V-C-C-D-B on them. Ho-Ho-Ho!

  • Salsabrarian
    2019-03-03 16:20

    Little ones' hearts will be on the breaking point as this Charlie Brown-like tree of great faith is regularly overlooked at the Christmas tree lot. But they'll smile with relief when it finds the perfect home. I got a little verklempt seeing the spread with the "FREE" sign hanging off the tree. A lovely one for sharing.

  • Kay Carman
    2019-03-03 21:27

    Really sweet new Christmas picture book about a little tree filled with the spirit of the season and anxious to be picked from the lot to go home with a family and be their Christmas tree. By Christmas eve he's alone on the lot with a "Free" sign attached to his branch, but then someone special arrives that allows him to fulfill the measure of his creation.

  • Liz
    2019-02-26 23:29

    A personified Charlie Brown Christmas tree is brimming with excitement to be picked and taken to a loving home. On Christmas Eve, alone with a free sign, it is lovingly picked up and swooped into the air on Santa's sleigh, though Santa is never explicitly mentioned.I'm not a big Santa book person (the man has plenty of propaganda on his own), but I loved this sweet simple book.

  • Jackie
    2019-03-03 17:35

    A scruffy little Christmas sits on the lot waiting and hoping to be chosen. Sadly, though no one chooses it. Then on Christmas Eve, The Last Christmas Tree is thrown into a sack and soars high above the Earth to spend Christmas with a very jolly man.

  • Cidney Mayes
    2019-03-18 21:34

    This little Christmas tree waits and waits, hoping that it will be picked to be some family's tree. It's not until he is the only tree left that he is picked up by someone very special! Another Christmas tear-jerker.

  • Jj
    2019-02-18 16:28

    This is pretty much the life story of the tree in A Charlie Brown Christmas, except it winds up with the Jolly One himself instead of the Peanuts gang. It even looks almost exactly the same. Thanks, but no thanks.

  • Jenny Wood
    2019-03-07 16:36

    I read aloud to the students, and they really enjoyed it.

  • Rachel
    2019-02-18 23:30

    I really liked it. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

  • Melki
    2019-02-25 23:42

    The last tree picked from the lot gets to spend Christmas in a very special place.

  • Zoë
    2019-02-21 19:25

    It's like the Rudolph version of trees XD I thought Santa was going to bring it to the Island of Misfit Trees.Very sweet story.

  • Jill
    2019-02-24 21:22

    It's nice to see a new, sweet Christmas picture book. Wonderful illustrations - bright and vibrant!