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Return of Light, The: A Christmas Tale

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Every year, the magical Christmas Deer visits the Christmas trees growing on Faith Mountain. "I promise that your life will bring the Return of Light to the humans," he says. Then he bows his head and touches each mature tree with his starry antlers.

One year, however, he pauses before Treewing, a fir tree who's too young to be harvested. The Christmas Deer touches him anyw

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Hardcover, 67 pages
Published October 1st 2007 by Two Lions
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Crazy Uncle Ryan
Dec 15, 2011 Crazy Uncle Ryan rated it really liked it
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I was actually pleasantly surprised by how much I liked this book. I really enjoyed the idea of telling a Christmas story from the point of view of a Christmas Tree. I also liked the whole mythology that the trees had about the Christmas Deer and their destiny as Christmas trees. It was also just a nice little story that serves as a good reminder of where our focus ought to be at Christmastime. I'm glad my wife found this at the library's book sale. I might have to read it again next year.
Jessie
Nov 14, 2012 Jessie rated it it was ok
I guess that it would Ok for very young children as a beginning to read story. It really isn't great for teens. It is a story of trees that talk to each other and look forward to becoming Christmas trees. This young tree is destined to be a very special tree. The homeless people who don't have a tree decorate it and celebrate right on the tree lot. One boy decides to be giving and makes a special gift to the lady who runs the lot. Happy ever after.
Alisa
Dec 10, 2011 Alisa rated it liked it
Cute story of a little Christmas tree in a tree lot that makes a big difference to a little boy and some homeless people.
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Dec 25, 2008 Amy rated it really liked it
A delightful story about a young Christmas tree with a special destiny.
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Very cute little read-aloud, Emma loved it!
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Author, essayist, and poet Dia Calhoun won the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children’s Literature for her novel Aria of the Sea. Three of her eight novels are American Library Association Best Books for Young Adults. Calhoun’s contemporary novel Eva of the Farm was a Hornbook Magazine Best Verse Novel. Reviewing Calhoun’s most recent book, After the River the Sun School Library Journal wrote—“Love ...more
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