The Christmas Tugboat: How the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Came to New York City by George MattesonThe Christmas Tugboat: How the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Came to New York City by George Matteson

The Christmas Tugboat: How the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Came to New York City

byGeorge Matteson, Adele UrsoneIllustratorJames E. Ransome

Paperback | September 29, 2015

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*"Readers will be captivated by the vivid details of the journey." - Publishers Weekly, starred review

Nothing says Christmas like a Christmas tree, and the Rockefeller Center tree in New York City has said it beautifully since 1931. But how does the tree get there? One year, the tugboat captain (and author) George Matteson, his wife, and their daughter traveled by tug to fetch the giant tree. This picture book tells the story of their journey up the Hudson, and James Ransome's striking paintings capture all the excitement as seen through a girl who helped steer the way.
George Matteson is an author and former tugboat captain living with his artist-editor wife, Adele Ursone, and their daughter in New York City and Sedgwick, Maine.   James Ransome has illustrated more than thirty-five books for children, including many award winners. He lives with his family in Rhinebeck, New York. Visit his...
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Title:The Christmas Tugboat: How the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Came to New York CityFormat:PaperbackDimensions:48 pages, 11 × 9.5 × 0.19 inPublished:September 29, 2015Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0544555481

ISBN - 13:9780544555488

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Readers will be captivated by the vivid details of the journey, which help form a radiant Christmas story."- Publishers Weekly, starred review"What gives this story depth is the richness of James E. Ransome's paintings: His use of color brings majesty to the working of men and machines in the shifting light of early dawn."- Wall Street Journal "An attractive addition to the holiday shelf."- School Library Journal "Absorbing."- Horn Book "