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Why Christmas Trees Aren't Perfect

Childrens Book  Childrens Book
  • Author: Richard H.  Schneider is senior editor for  Guideposts and the author of several books.  The book is illustrated by Elizabeth J. Miles.
  • Updated: 07/15/2013
  • ISBN: 0-687-45363-1
  • Copyright: Abingdon Press, Nashville

Why Christmas Trees Aren't Perfect is a story about Small Pine, a perfect tree, which allows itself to be used in service to those in need.

"Even though its kind sacrifices for the animals of the forest have marred the perfection of its shape, Small Pine is selected to be the Christmas tree in the Queen's castle, demonstrating that living for the sake of others makes us most beautiful in the eyes of God."

Readers have written:

"...a moving legend for all ages and a wonderful gift for loved ones"

"...favorite gift to give to friends"

"The illustrations are beautiful, and the message compelling!"


Children of all ages will receive a memorable message. It deserves the five star rating it receives.

--Jerry Hoffman

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