Eve Bunting 1994
illustrated by Ted Rand
Eve Bunting tells the story of a lovely Christmas tradition for one family. Packing boxes full of popcorn strings, nuts and berries, a caring family heads out into the woods to find their special tree. It's grown through the years, just like the children have and they marvel at the mystery and beauty of the forest. It reminds me a little of Owl Moon- the language, the winter beauty, the quiet observation of nature. A simple, soft Christmas book that we enjoy reading every year.
And look at this wonderful inscription on the title page!