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The Great Spruce

Written by John Duvall & illustrated by Rebecca Gibbon
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Together with his grandpa, a young boy finds a way to save his favorite tree in this heartwarming Christmas tale. Alec loves to climb trees-the little apple trees, the wide willow trees, even the tall locust trees. But his favorite is the great spruce, with its sturdy trunk and branches that stretch up to the sky. Alec’s grandpa planted it as a sapling years and years before Alec was born, and every Christmas, Alec and his grandpa decorate the tree together, weaving tinsel and lights through its branches, making it shine bright. But one day, a few curious men from the nearby city take notice of Alec’s glistening great spruce, and ask to take it away for their Christmas celebration. Though it’s a huge honor, Alec’s heartbroken at the idea of losing his friend. With great courage and creativity, Alec comes up with a plan to save his favorite tree in this joyful holiday tale. Praise for The Great Spruce-

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Book Topics › imagination and play
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Book Topics › fiction
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Who Wrote The Great Spruce

John Duvall

John Duvall grew up on Long Island, New York, where he started work as a tree climber—a job that quickly developed into a lifelong passion for trees. In 2009, he wrote an op-ed for the New York Times about the Christmas tree tradition. John is a tree-care consultant in New York. The Great Spruce is his debut picture book.

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Who Illustrated The Great Spruce

Rebecca Gibbon

Rebecca Gibbon is the illustrator of several picture books, including Elizabeth Leads the Way, which was named an ALA Notable Book among other honors. She lives in England with her husband and two young children.

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Publication Date:
October 18, 2016

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