The Great Spruce

byJohn DuvallIllustratorRebecca Gibbon

Hardcover | October 18, 2016

The Great Spruce by John Duvall
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Together with his grandpa, a young boy finds a way to save his favorite tree in this heartwarming Christmas tale
 
Alec loves to climb trees—the little apple trees, the wide willow trees, even the tall locust trees. But his favorite is the great spruce, with its sturdy trunk and branches that stretch up to the sky. Alec’s grandpa planted it as a sapling years and years before Alec was born, and every Christmas, Alec and his grandpa decorate the tree together, weaving tinsel and lights through its branches, making it shine bright.
 
But one day, a few curious men from the nearby city take notice of Alec’s glistening great spruce, and ask to take it away for their Christmas celebration. Though it’s a huge honor, Alec’s heartbroken at the idea of losing his friend. With great courage and creativity, Alec comes up with a plan to save his favorite tree in this joyful holiday tale.
John Duvall grew up on Long Island, New York, where he started work as a tree climber--a job that quickly developed into a lifelong passion for trees. In 2009, he wrote an op-ed for the New York Times about the Christmas tree tradition. John is a tree-care consultant in New York. The Great Spruce is his debut picture book.   Rebecca Gi...
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Title:The Great SpruceFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:40 pages, 11.75 X 10.44 X 0.39 inShipping dimensions:40 pages, 11.75 X 10.44 X 0.39 inPublished:October 18, 2016Publisher:Penguin Young Readers GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0399160841

ISBN - 13:9780399160844

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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