Hardcover – Picture Book
The Carpenter's Gift: A Christmas Tale about the Rockefeller Center Tree
This modern classic Christmas story teaches children the spirit of the season by bringing together two great New York C... Read more
This modern classic Christmas story teaches children the spirit of the season by bringing together two great New York City traditions: the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree and the neighbor-helping-neighbor program of Habitat for Humanity.
Opening in Depression-era New York City, The Carpenter's Gift tells the story of eight-year-old Henry and his father selling Christmas trees. They give a Christmas tree to construction workers building Rockefeller Center and celebrate together.
Through the kindness of the construction workers and neighbors, Henry gets his wish for a nice, warm home to replace his family's drafty shack. He plants a pinecone from that first Rockefeller Center Tree.
As an old man, Henry repays the gift by donating the enormous tree that has grown from that pinecone to become a Rockefeller Center Christmas tree. After bringing joy to thousands as the Rockefeller Center tree, its wood will be used to build a home for another family in need.
- Reading Age: 5 - 9 years
- Print Length: 48 pages
- Part of collection: Christmas: Timeless Stories to Warm the Heart
- Book Format: Hardcover – Picture Book
- Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
- Language: English
- ISBN-13: 978-0375869228
- Item Weight: 15.7 oz
- Dimensions: 9.88 x 0.38 x 11.25 inches
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