A Christmas Tree for Pyn by Olivier Dunrea

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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.
 

About Olivier Dunrea

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Olivier Dunrea is the creator of beautiful and well-loved children's books. A painter and a sculptor, his work centers around farms, animals, architecture, and folklore. He lives in the tiny village of Narrowsburg, New York, in the Catskill Mountains.
 
Published October 13, 2011 by Philomel Books. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books.

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Little Pyn lives in a cottage on top of a mountain with her cranky giant of a father, who doesn’t want to celebrate Christmas—or raise a daughter by himself, either.

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Two new picture books about the celebration of Christmas.

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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.

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For starters, don’t miss the 50th Anniversary Edition from Viking Juvenile of Ezra Jack Keat’s The Snowy Day, a book which Jerry Pinkney accurately calls “groundbreaking” in this New York Times’ write-up on the impact the book had on children’s literature.

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Pyn's persistence and love help her father open up, and he gives her a red bird that was her mother's to top the tree -- and tells her to call him Papa from now on.

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