A magical picture book for Christmas, written in perfect,
heartfelt rhyme by Julia Donaldson, bestselling creator of Zog
“Magical … as well as paying tribute to tradition, the gentle
rhythmic verse and stunning pictures illuminate the two other
things close to Julia’s heart: the power of children and song”
– Good Housekeeping
Deep in a snowy wood stands a little pine tree with a special
destiny: when it grows up, it’s going to be the famous Christmas
tree in Trafalgar Square!
This is the perfect picture book to snuggle up with and share
at Christmas. Gorgeous, atmospheric illustrations whisk you from
frozen forests to the sparkling city square in a beautiful, moving
story of festivity and hope.
A beautiful, festive paperback edition of the much-loved picture
book by Julia Donaldson and Victoria Sand y
Julia Donaldson’s heartfelt rhyme is a joy to read out loud and
makes this is a classic to treasure for generations. Julia is
the author of many of the best-loved children’s books ever written.
She has been awarded a CBE for services to literature, and is
the most celebrated children’s writer in Britain today
Victoria Sand y’s exquisite, atmospheric illustrations are full
of gorgeous details to point out and share
A paragraph on the final page of the book explains the true story
behind the tree
The Christmas Pine is based on a true story.
It celebrates a special tradition that stretches back over seventy
years. Every year, the Mayor of Oslo in Norway presents the
British people with a spectacular Christmas tree. The tree is a
symbol of peace and friendship, and a thank you for the UK’s support
during World War II.
Each year, the UK Poetry Society asks a poet to write a poem to
welcome the tree. Julia Donaldson originally wrote The Christmas
Pine to celebrate the 2020 Christmas tree. The poem was
performed by London schoolchildren, and displayed in Trafalgar