A 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 to fit in his parlor. He cuts off the top so it will fit, but little does he know that the top of that tree will travel clear across the countryside, bringing holiday cheer to the homes of bears, rabbits, mice, and more! This heartwarming story is the perfect way to start your yuletide season, and the perfect addition to your family’s festive holiday traditions.
Reviewed in Bookselling Kid's Pick of the Lists Part Two for October 2000.
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.
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