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The year of the perfect Christmas tree : an Appalachian story

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New York : Dial Books for Young Readers, c1988.
1st ed.
Physical Desc:
1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 27 cm.
13 copies, 4 people are on the wait list.
This unforgettable tale, illustrated by Caldecott Medalist Barbara Cooney, has become a seasonal classic-a touching and joyful story about courage and the power of family.
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0140558772 (Puffin), 0329065696 (Puffin), 080370299X, 0803703007 (lib. bdg.)
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Level 4.2, 0.5 Points
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AD: Adult Directed
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Ruthie and her mother wonder how they will fulfill their obligation of getting the perfect Christmas tree to the town for the holiday celebration, since Papa has left the Appalachian area to go to war.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Houston, G., & Cooney, B. (1988). The year of the perfect Christmas tree: an Appalachian story. New York: Dial Books for Young Readers.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Houston, Gloria and Barbara Cooney. 1988. The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree: An Appalachian Story. New York: Dial Books for Young Readers.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Houston, Gloria and Barbara Cooney, The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree: An Appalachian Story. New York: Dial Books for Young Readers, 1988.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Houston, Gloria., and Barbara Cooney. The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree: An Appalachian Story. New York: Dial Books for Young Readers, 1988. Print.

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