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The Carpenter's Gift

Price: $17.99
Item Number: 4314-978037586228

Family, friendship, and the spirit of giving are at the heart of this inspiring
picture book. Opening in Depression-era New York, The Carpenter's Gift tells the
story of eight-year-old Henry and his out-of-work father selling Christmas trees in
Manhattan. They give one of their leftover trees to construction workers building
Rockefeller Center. That tree becomes the first Rockefeller Center Christmas
Tree. Henry's Christmas wish is for a nice, warm house to replace his family's
drafty one-room shack. Through the kindness of new friends and old neighbors,
Henry's wish is granted, and he plants a pinecone to commemorate the event. As
an old man, Henry repays the gift by donating the enormous tree that has grown
from that pinecone. After bringing joy to thousands as the Rockefeller Center tree,
its wood will be used to build a home for a family in need.  Hardcover