THE CHRISTMAS EVE TREE, by Delia Huddy, Illustrated by Emily Sutton, Candlewick Press

Out September 2015

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.


I received this book in exchange for my honest review.

What a sweet, heart-felt story just perfect for the Christmas holidays.  I absolutely loved this story. Against all odds, a little tree served a purpose of happiness and later far more.

A book full of spirit and charm, and hope. Showing a glimmer of what the human spirit could be and how the holidays are magical to all, this little book is sure to become a classic for years to come.  More need to read it.

A picture book with lovely artwork to accompany the story perfectly… Huddy and Sutton did a fantastic job at getting it right.  A true meaning of what Christmas should be about, leaving all the commercialism behind. I found the story inspiring to say the least and plan on sharing this with my daughter, Katie.

Well done!

I gave it:

five star rating

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