Thursday, December 10, 2020

From the Monastery Library: "Why Christmas Trees Aren't Perfect"

A children's book recommendation by Mother Cecilia:

Why Christmas Trees Aren't Perfect

I discovered this delightful children’s book, by Richard H. Schneider, at my parents’ house last year when I was visiting. The first time I read it, I cried. Then, I brought it back to the monastery to read to my sisters, and I cried again! The story takes place in “a small kingdom far beyond the Carpathian Mountains” where a young tree named Small Pine is striving to continue growing perfectly so that it might be chosen some day to be the Christmas tree in the great hall of the queen. But what happens that winter to Small Pine will forever change the way that evergreen trees grow. And, it might change your heart too!  

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