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The Christmas Pine CBB



Board Book 30 pages
Scholastic 12 October 2023
Donaldson, Julia

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ISBN/SKU: 9780702319341 Categories/Genres: ,


A magical book for Christmas, written in perfect, heartfelt

rhyme by Julia Donaldson, bestselling creator of Zog

and Superworm – now as a chunky board book!

‘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.

This gorgeously illustrated board book is perfect for little

ones to enjoy!

Julia Donaldson’s perfect rhyme is a joy to read aloud. This

is a classic to treasure for generations

Victoria Sandoy’s exquisite, atmospheric illustrations

are full of gorgeous details to point out and share

A paragraph on the back 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


Julia Donaldson 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


Many of Julia Donaldson’s beloved picture books

have been made into award-winning animated films which are regularly

shown on the BBC at Christmas.


animation will premiere on BBC Christmas 2021


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