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Christmas at Long Pond (Long Pond)

3.97  ·  Rating Details ·  34 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
The woods are alive as a father and son make their way around Long Pond in search of the perfect Christmas tree. "The illustrations are beautiful photoreal paintings that are accurate in their detail....More than just a Christmas book, this is a celebration of the cycle of nature and its interdependent harmony."---School Library Journal.
Paperback, 40 pages
Published October 21st 1996 by Greenwillow Books (first published January 1st 1992)
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Kathy Grimm
Jun 08, 2014 Kathy Grimm rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: families and teachers
My children loved the simplicity of this story with all of it's detailed hand drawings. Lindsay Barrett George illustrates her own husband and son, William and Will Jr., as they track through the northeast Pennsylvania woods to find their Christmas tree one evening. She depicts the deer, owl and woodpecker that both husband and son describe during their night of discovery. This is not a book that promotes the materialism or hyper fantasy normally associated with Christmas elves in fairyland; it ...more
Dec 28, 2013 Russell rated it did not like it
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Nov 20, 2008 ABC rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: kindergarteners and early elementary
Shelves: younger-kids
This is about a boy and a dad who go into the woods to cut down their Christmas tree. For a Christmas book, it isn't very Christmassy at all. It's actually more about the nature that lives in the woods.

The illustrations are brilliant.
Nov 24, 2011 Jim rated it liked it
Shelves: christmas
this book is beautifully illoed except for the faces of the humans. the father looks like jim jones, kinda creepy. the writing is gentle. if you get past the freaky jim jones looking character, no kid would see that anyway, this is a great book.
Nov 17, 2009 Tasama rated it it was amazing
Dec 31, 2009 Natalie rated it really liked it
Beautifully illustrated with a nice woodsy rhythm and message. My 3-year old liked the beginning with the owl.
Dec 23, 2016 Melki rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kidstuff, ho-ho-ho
The peaceful woods is visited by a father and son searching for a special tree.

A quiet, calming read with beautiful illustrations.
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Apr 13, 2017 Davethorson rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A beautifully simple book which any child under 10 or 12 would likely enjoy. The illustrations bring out the stillness and sudden movement in a forest in Winter. The book teaches a lesson without beating the reader over the head with it, that the forest is to be respected and that for life in the forest to be sustained its intruders (people) have to keep their intrusion to a minimum. The book's message is marvelous in its simplicity.

As I mentioned, the illustrations are just marvelous and seem t
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Feb 22, 2016 Audrey Jenkins rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Family, winter, Michigan, home-school, holiday, snowed-in, not snowed-in, wonderful favorite.
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