The Christmas Pine (Hardcover)

The Christmas Pine By Julia Donaldson, Victoria Sandoy (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Julia Donaldson, Victoria Sandoy (Illustrator)
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From the author of perennial #1 bestseller Room on the Broom, a new holiday tale celebrating hope, joy, and the spirit of Christmas.

Deep in a snowy wood stands a little pine tree with a special destiny: when it grows up, it’s going to be a fabulous Christmas tree! The tree travels far across the sea to shine in a city square. Crowds gather to admire it, children sing carols around it, and the tree brings joy and the spirit of the season to all who pass by.

Inspired by the annual journey of London’s Christmas Tree in Trafalgar Square, this story includes back matter detailing the tree’s history as a gift to the United Kingdom from the people of Norway in remembrance of the UK’s support during World War II – an enduring symbol of friendship and peace.

About the Author

VICTORIA SANDØY is a freelance illustrator based in Oslo, Norway. Her work is inspired by her Scandinavian roots and often consists of imagery influenced by nature, folklore and children’s literature. Visit her online at

Julia Donaldson served as the UK Children's Laureate from 2011 to 2013 and has written many bestselling and beloved children's books, including The Gruffalo, Room on the Broom, and Stick Man. She lives in West Sussex in the south of the UK.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781338829273
ISBN-10: 1338829270
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Publication Date: October 4th, 2022
Pages: 32
Language: English