Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree (Hardcover)

By Robert Barry, Robert Barry (Illustrator)

Doubleday Books for Young Readers, 9780385327213, 32pp.

Publication Date: October 17, 2000

Other Editions of This Title:
Library Binding (5/1/1995)

List Price: 16.99*
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Give the gift of holiday spirit with this classic picture book celebrating all the joy a Christmas tree can bring!

Christmas is here and Mr. Willowby's tree has arrived. There's just one big problem: The tree is too tall for his parlor. He cuts off the top so it will fit, and soon the top of that tree is passed along again and again to bring holiday cheer to all the animals in the forest.

Kids will love watching the tree move from home to home, and families will appreciate the subtle message of conservation and recycling, as the tree top spreads joy to so many of the forest dwellers. 

This heartwarming story is the perfect way to start your yuletide season, and a warm addition to your family’s festive holiday traditions.

About the Author

ROBERT BARRY was an author, illustrator, teacher, and graphic designer, best-known for his beloved holiday classic picture book Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree, first published in 1963 and in print ever since. In 1995 his book was made into a TV special by the Jim Henson Company. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design in 1953, he taught for many years at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. Mr. Barry died in 2012 at the age of 80.

Praise For Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree

Reviewed in Bookselling Kid's Pick of the Lists Part Two for October 2000.