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When Wilma decides that her garden needs a new beginning, she gathers string, scissors, shovels, sixty-two dozen balsam seedlings, and Parker, her five-year-old neighbor. Year after year, Wilma and Parker nurture their trees, keeping careful count of how many they plant, how many perish, and how many grow to become Christmas trees. This companion to the award-winning Pumpkins: A Story for a Field is a lyrical, behind-the-scenes look at the intricate lives of Christmas trees. Includes an author s note about the history and cultivation of Christmas trees. "

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780152162900
ISBN-10: 0152162909
Format: Hardback
(217mm x 284mm x 9mm)
Imprint: Harcourt Children's Books
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Mary Lyn Ray

MARY LYN RAY has written many acclaimed picture books, including Mud, which received the Minnesota Book Award and was an IRA-CBC Children s Choice. She lives in South Danbury, New Hampshire.BARRY ROOT is the illustrator of more than thirty books for children, including Tiki and Ronde Barber s Teammates, Game Day, and By My Brother s Side. He lives in Drumore, Pennsylvania."

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