Cover image for Mr. Willowby's Christmas tree
Title:
Mr. Willowby's Christmas tree
Author:
Barry, Robert E.
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Publication Information:
New York : Random House Children's Books, 2000.

©1963
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
General Note:
"Doubleday Book for Young Readers."
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 3.5 0.5 6132.
ISBN:
9780385900065

9780385327213
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Mr. Willowby's Christmas tree Came by special delivery. Full and fresh and glistening green-- The biggest tree he'd ever seen. That was the trouble. The tree was so tall, it couldn't stand up straight in his parlor. Mr. Willowby asked his butler to chop off the top of the tree. What happens to the treetop? Where will it be for Christmas? Snuggle up with this story and follow along through a forest full of friendly creatures who get to share in a bit of Christmas joy.


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Booklist Review

Ages 3^-7. First published in 1963 with ink drawings and green washes, Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree now reappears in a slightly larger format with full-color washes. The ink drawings are as jaunty as ever, and even more cheerful with their brilliant tints glowing against the white pages. The unchanged, rhyming text tells the tale of a Christmas tree too tall for Mr. Willowby's parlor. The butler whomps off the top and gives it to the maid, who finds even the treetop too tall for her table. So she chops off the top of her little tree, which is retrieved by the gardener--and so on. In the end, the one tall tree has provided smaller Christmas trees for seven homes, from Mr. Willowby's mansion, where Mr. Willowby dozes contentedly in his parlor, to the cozy mouse hole behind Mr. Willowby's chair, where three little mice dance around their tiny tree. Simple, satisfying, and memorable, this old favorite's colorful reappearance gives readers yet another reason to celebrate the season. --Carolyn Phelan