A Christmas tree for Pyn

by Dunrea, Olivier.

Format: Print Book 2011
Availability: Available at 10 Libraries 10 of 12 copies
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Christmas is coming. In the craggy rocks on the snowy mountainside, tiny Pyn has her heart set on decorating her very first Christmas tree. But, 'No Christmas tree,' Papa says. Still, Pyn won't take no for an answer. She knows that a Christmas tree is just the thing their cottage needs to make the season festive and cheery. Pyn is determined to find the perfect Christmas tree - no matter what.

With this story of the love between a father and daughter, Olivier Dunrea captures the true spirit of Christmas.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "This gentle holiday story of love and redemption focuses on young Pyn and her taciturn-to-the-point-of-grumpy father, Oother. Pyn's mother isn't present it isn't explained why and sadness permeates this small family. Even so, Pyn longs for a real Christmas tree, and she has been making ornaments out of things found in nature, such as feathers and hornets' nests. Each night, she asks Papa about getting a tree, and each night he gruffly responds, My name is Oother. It is not until Pyn is in danger, having gone into the snowy forest herself to look for a tree, that Oother manages to break through his frozen demeanor, first to help her, then to bestow a meaningful gift (a beautiful bird ornament he had made for her mother), and finally to allow her to call him Papa. The clean design, featuring pencil-and-gouache illustrations on a snow-white background, suits the wintry setting and quiet tone of the narrative. While there is no mention of the holiday's actual genesis, the spirit of Pyn's tale is true to the original Christmas story.--Foote, Diane Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: ""Oother loved his daughter very much. But he was a bearlike mountain man who did not soften for anyone." A cheerful girl in spiky pigtails and clogs gradually breaks down her gruff father's defenses with her persistent pursuit of their first "real" Christmas tree. Dun-rea's (Old Bear and His Cub) talent for capturing a mood of majestic stillness in snowy landscapes shines yet again, as does his skill at creating cozy, rustic details-bushy fur coats and boots, tree-stump beds, a stone hearth-that suggest a mythical time. Pyn and Papa's warming relationship is one to celebrate any time of year. Ages 3-8. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Christmas trees -- Fiction.
Fathers and daughters -- Fiction.
Christmas -- Fiction.
Christmas trees -- Juvenile fiction.
Fathers and daughters -- Juvenile fiction.
Christmas stories.
Publisher New York :Philomel Books,2011
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 25 cm
ISBN 9780399245060 (hbk.)
0399245065 (hbk.)
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