My favorite holiday title is: Night Tree
I am: Lucille Lettow, a Professor and Youth Collection Librarian from Cedar Falls, Iowa.
This book is my favorite because: "This was a favorite book of my sister, Charlotte Seymour, a school librarian in Portland, Oregon. For years, she shared the story with her students at this time of year and talked with them about decorating a tree with food for the animals."
My favorite holiday tradition is: "When Charlotte died of a form of ALS at age 55, many former students and their parents recalled their night tree experiences, inspired by the book Char had shared with them. Her family sent everyone who participated in her memorial service a copy of the book, and now there are many night trees being decorated across the country, including one on the farm in Iowa were she grew up. It has become our family's most meaningful tradition."
- Author: Eve Bunting
- Publisher: Voyager Books
- Ages: Preschool to 3rd Grade
Publisher Marketing: By moonlight in the quiet forest, a young boy and his family decorate their favorite tree with popcorn, apples, tangerines, and sunflower-seed balls as a gift for the animals of the woods. "Sure to become a Christmas favorite, this beautifully illustrated story of a family's unusual tradition brings to life the true spirit of Christmas."--American Bookseller
Lucille Lettow [Cedar Falls, IA] is a Professor and Youth Collection Librarian, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa. The photo at left is a school picture of her sister Charlotte.
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