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The Smallest Christmas Tree

Linda Cardillo (Illustrator), Dar Albert (Illustrator), Linda Cardillo


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Papa says "No Christmas tree this year," because the family is going to be away from home visiting grandparents. Mama is frazzled because the family has just moved into a new house in a foreign country and she needs to find the dishes, not the Christmas ornaments. But ten-year-old Jack and four-year-old Maria know what is truly important about celebrating Christmas and get some help from a tree with a mind of its own.

Bellastoria Press, 9780991086108, 42pp.

Publication Date: November 5, 2013

About the Author

Linda Cardillo survived three months in a hotel room in a foreign country with two kids, a hot plate and one pot before her family moved into a house in a small German village just before Christmas. She emerged from the packing boxes not only to find her turkey platter but also to write this story for her children. She is also the author of the critically acclaimed novels Dancing on Sunday Afternoons and Across the Table as well as novellas and short stories. A graduate of Tufts University with a degree in American literature, she also earned an MBA at Harvard Business School at a time when only 15% of the class were women. Armed with her Harvard degree, she managed the circulation of a magazine during its successful start-up, founded a catering business and then built a career as the author of several works of nonfiction. She later went on to teach creative writing before her debut novel, Dancing on Sunday Afternoons, launched Harlequin's Everlasting Love series. She is currently working on her sixth book, a work of historical fiction set in 16th century Italy. Please visit her website at or write her at