Thursday, December 6, 2012

A Christmas Tree for Pyn

A Christmas Tree for Pyn by Olivier Dunrea
Grades K-3

Pyn lives in a cabin in the woods with her gruff, large father. She is small and sweet and your heart breaks a little bit as you read about how her father speaks to her. Not mean, just distant. All Pyn wants is a Christmas tree like the ones she sees down in the village. Her father is noncommittal and you find yourself pulling for this sweet girl. In the end the true Christmas miracle isn't the tree her father cuts down for her, but the love he starts showing and the bond they begin to form. Heartwarming, tender, beautifully illustrated...everything a holiday book should be!

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