Industrial-Sized Deals Best Books of the Month Shop Women's Handbags Learn more nav_sap_plcc_6M_fly_beacon Disturbed Storm Fire TV Stick Grocery Find the Best Purina Pro Plan for Your Pet Shop Popular Services Home Theater Setup Plumbing Services Assembly Services Shop all tmnt tmnt tmnt  Amazon Echo Fire HD 6 Kindle Voyage The Walking Dead\ Shop Now Deal of the Day
The Fir Tree (Illustrated) and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more
Buy Used
$0.55
+ $3.99 shipping
Used: Acceptable | Details
Sold by thrift_books
Condition: Used: Acceptable
Comment: Millions of satisfied customers and climbing. Thriftbooks is the name you can trust, guaranteed. Spend Less. Read More.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

The Fir Tree Hardcover – October, 1970

8 customer reviews

See all 32 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Hardcover, October, 1970
$55.26 $0.55
Audio CD
"Please retry"
$12.20
Unknown Binding
"Please retry"
$20.08
--This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Editorial Reviews

From School Library Journal

Andersen's strange tale of remembrance and regret hardly seems likely holiday fare for children. A small fir tree longs to grow and is never happy with his lot although the wind and the sunbeams tell him to be happy in his youth. Finally, the fir is chopped for a Christmas tree and revels in the celebrations. But in the spring when the brittle tree is hauled down from the attic and put in the bonfire, he realizes too late, "if only I had been happy when I could." Using a variety of watercolor washes, chalk overlays, and fine line, Watts reinforces the storyline, but even her frequent use of yellow and orange cannot warm up this bleak story that suggests to adults that youth is wasted on the young.
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Language Notes

Text: English, Danish (translation) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

See all Editorial Reviews
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Best Books of the Month
Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 36 pages
  • Publisher: Harper & Row; 1st edition (October 1970)
  • ISBN-10: 0060200774
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.7 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,050,062 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Important Information

Ingredients
Example Ingredients

Directions
Example Directions

More About the Authors

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Though called a children's story, it should be read with both. It is a little sad, but what a good way to teach, don't always think, "the grass is greener on the other side of the fence."
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Hardcover
A cautionary tale to enjoy what you have. A tree is similar in human thinking of what you might be instead of what you already have.
Only in the reality of losing all does the tree realize all that it had and chose to ignore. The tree grows and is taken as a decorative holiday tree and then burned up in the spring
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Reading this to a child is pointless. A parent would have to spend a lot of time explaining it and probably losing the child's attention. Not a good ending. Rather sad ending and too sad for a child . A story should give a child happy memories. This story is depressing.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By djr on December 25, 2007
Format: Audio CD
I don't know about you, but at my age, hearing the same old Christmas songs and stories...bore me. The brass arrangements are incredible and Paul Kennedy has a wonderful story telling voice. Did I mention that the brass arrangements are incredible. Of course, your ear has to be mature enough to appreciate some dissonance blending in with consonance. God forbid you bring dissonance into a child's life.

Though sad, it's not sadistic, or so graphically over the top that a child couldn't possibly stand to hear it. I don't know how many kids would have nightmares over the life cycle of a tree. Do I look annoyed? It must be because I felt the story was beautiful.

I came to Amazon after this was aired on the radio, and only 1 cd was left in stock. There must be plenty of people who disagree with the "professional" review.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Want to discover more products? Check out this page to see more: fir tree