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Little Tree (Dragonfly Books) Paperback – October 12, 2010


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 - 7 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 2
  • Series: Dragonfly Books
  • Paperback: 24 pages
  • Publisher: Dragonfly Books (October 12, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0517881780
  • ISBN-13: 978-0517881781
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 0.1 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #77,828 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly

In this exquisite riff on Cummings's classic poem, Raschka uses lyrical cadence and gentle repetition to trace the journey of a tree who dreams of Christmas splendor from country obscurity to city stardom ("The little elevator carried the little family and the little tree up, up, up to the little family's little home"). The patchwork watercolors, an artful arrangement of line and color and framed in geometric shapes that echo the triangular tree, resemble modernistic stained glass; subtle spot illustrations hint at Santa's role in fulfilling the tree's wish. All ages.

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From School Library Journal

K-Gr 2-Inspired by cummings's poem, which is presented in its entirety at the beginning of this beguiling book, Raschka's story echoes and expands on its themes of families and belonging. Delicate tiny vignettes decorate the text pages, which face full-page illustrations. Loose, geometric lines, skewed multiple perspectives, and childlike representations of people characterize these intricate, energetic watercolors. The story takes the little tree from his faraway forest home, via a little truck and a little train, "past the farms and little towns to the little big city," where he is purchased by a loving little family. In an engaging sideline, Santa appears in small scenes pulling on his boots, skiing, listening to music, and drinking a glass of wine at a caf‚. Final pictures reinforce the connection between the poem and the story. Visually, and as a simple, sweetly old-fashioned read-aloud, Little Tree embodies the warm sense of love and belonging that for many defines the true meaning of Christmas.-S. P.

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More About the Author

E. E. Cummings (1894-1962) was among the most influential, widely read, and revered modernist poets. His many awards included an Academy of American Poets Fellowship, two Guggenheim Fellowships, and the Bollingen Prize. Among his many volumes are The Enormous Room and Tulips & Chimneys.

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The beautiful illustrations do the poem justice.
Sheila
This book is one our family will treaure for generations to come.
Nestforawren
It would be great for children younger and older, as well.
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28 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Nestforawren on November 30, 2000
Format: Hardcover
It is difficult to put into words the complex beauty of this book. If you are not familiar with the poetry of E.E. Cummings, this book will make you a surefire fan. The verse is sensitive, gentle and intimate. Beautifully paired with the whimsical, delicate and ever-bright illustrations by Mary Claire Smith, this book will sing to you and your child's hearts.
There are very few stories about Christmas which capture the essence of what all the decorations and packages truly represent. This is one of those few. The illustrations bring us back to a time when family and friends, hand-made gifts and music together were what were truly valued. Where Christmas was a festival which celebrated warmth, light, life and love.
For those who are sensitive to the masses of trees which are erased from our earth each Christmas, please take a look at this book. I especially appreciate that the angel who takes the tree from the forest to the child carries the tree with roots intact and then, through Ms. Smith's illustrations, the tree is pictured potted. The tree in this book is a true symbol of Life.
This book is one our family will treaure for generations to come.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By BigAnne2 on July 5, 2011
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If you enjoy E.E.Cummings, you'll enjoy this. It's one of those fairy Tales written for children, and best understood by adults!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Alison's VINE VOICE on December 13, 2010
Format: Paperback
Take a lovely Christmas poem by e.e. cummings, add in beautiful illustrations by Doborah Kogan Ray, and you have a new addition to your Christmas traditions.

Two children find a little tree and bring it home. They take care of it, they decorate it, and they love it. Little tree became a symbol of Christmas in more ways than one.

Even though I am an avid reader, I avoid poetry. I usually find it over my head or melodramatic. (Poetry is one of the reasons I chose not to become an English teacher) In this case, Deboray Kogan Ray's illustrations have taken the invisible meaning of this 90 year-old poem and brought it to life for me.

I have really enjoyed reading this book to both of my boys this Christmas season. When I pack up my holiday decorations, I will carefully put this book, along with The Night Before Christmas into the box, so it will be there for us again next year.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Connie on January 9, 2011
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I enjoyed this so much because of the quiet simplicity of this Christmas book. It is so different from most of the stories of Christmas children are exposed to today. It had the quite beauty of poetry, accompanied by beautiful paintings.
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By VCrooksO on May 10, 2014
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I didn't know what to expect when I ordered this book, but I thought it had to be good considering it was e.e. cummings and illustration. I bought it as a gift for my niece and nephew, and they both loved it, but I sort of wish I could have kept it for myself. It was everything I hoped it would be. I might make a collection of these books.
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By Andrea Scott on March 19, 2014
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If you're looking for a sweet book that's a little different than the usual holiday kids book, this book would be a precious and wonderful addition to you holiday library. The illustrations are wonderful, and the message is just so kind.
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