The Legend of the Christmas Tree

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The Legend of the Christmas Tree

The Inspirational Story of a Treasured Tradition

By Rick Osborne; Bill Dodge (Illustrator)

Zonderkidz, Hardcover, 9780310700432, 32pp.

Publication Date: September 6, 2001


On a visit to a tree lot, the Johnson family sees three beautifully decorated trees standing in the center of the lot. A mysterious silver gift-wrapped box is under one of the trees. The old lot owner notices their intrigue and what he tells them, not only marks the beginning of a new family tradition, but also brings meaning and understanding into their Christmas celebration. In The Legend of the Christmas Tree, children ages 4 to 8 will discover the wonderful story of how the evergreen tree first became a symbol of Christmas and a way to tell people about God. The beautiful illustrations by Bill Dodge add a wonderful richness to the story and help bring meaning to one of our best-loved traditions decorating the Christmas tree.