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The carpenter's gift: a Christmas tale about the Rockefeller Center tree

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This "new classic" Christmas story brings together two great 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.

Written by children's nonfiction author David Rubel in collaboration with Habitat for Humanity. Gorgeous illustrations crafted by Jim LaMarche. The Horn Book said, "Rubel's story of compassion hits all the right holiday notes; LaMarche's lush, warm illustrations of glowing Christmas trees and smiling, caring characters drive home the central message of charity."

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Level 5, 0.5 Points
Lexile measure:
AD: Adult Directed 740L
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subject_facet Christmas trees -- Juvenile fiction, Kindness -- Juvenile fiction, New York (N.Y.) -- Juvenile fiction, Rockefeller Center -- Juvenile fiction
title_display The carpenter's gift : a Christmas tale about the Rockefeller Center tree
title_full The Carpenter's Gift A Christmas Tale About the Rockefeller Center Tree, The carpenter's gift : a Christmas tale about the Rockefeller Center tree / by David Rubel ; illustrated by Jim LaMarche
title_short The carpenter's gift :
title_sub a Christmas tale about the Rockefeller Center tree
topic_facet Christmas trees, Historical Fiction, Juvenile Fiction, Kindness