The Star Tree
Memory—and the Christmas spirit—can be powerful and miraculous!
In a little house, in a big city, an old man remembers Christmases long ago—when friends and family gathered to tell stories and sing carols and children made gold paper stars to welcome visitors.
Now the city is filled with skyscrapers, bright lights, and signs. Who would even notice old-fashioned paper stars hanging in a window?
But when the old man decorates a park tree with his basket full of paper stars—the whole community discovers just how powerful the Christmas spirit can be in this joyous holiday story.
A quiet appeal for simple pleasures and old-fashioned celebrations.
School Library Journal
A wonderful read aloud around Christmas time to share together every year and remind us of simple pleasures and traditions that bring joy and magic to our lives.
Julie Durmis, J.C. Solmonese Elementary School
Cölle’s textured, dream-like illustrations glow at the story’s close when the people find themselves drawn to the stars. I think perhaps this story, even if originally created in the 1990s, also speaks to the time we live in now, isolated as we are during the pandemic (particularly elderly people).
Seven Impossible Things
Charming and simple impressionist art work carries a golden message for all of us.
Charles Sutton, Vermont Country Sampler