The Scrawny Little Tree (Hardcover)

A Christmas Story

By Ed Mehler, Susie Pollard (Illustrator)

Price Stern Sloan, 9780843198607, 48pp.

Publication Date: October 13, 2011

List Price: 6.99*
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Originally published in 1973, "The Scrawny Little Tree" tells of a destitute little boy who has always wanted a Christmas tree. He finally has saved enough to buy a little tree all his own, one with scrawny limbs and very few needles. But the boy's love for his first Christmas tree is not affected by its diminuitive stature. His love and the magic of Christmas combine to make a strange and wonderful thing happen to the town . . . Told in rhyme and with retro illustrations, "The Scrawny Little Tree" is sure to become a favorite holiday tale.

About the Author

Ed Mehler lives in Coarsegold, California.