The Little Pine Tree
Ricarda Bush, author
The Little Pine Tree is a young Ponderosa who has grown to just the right size to become a holiday tree in the Jones’ home. He is a bright young tree who has discovered that paying attention brings great rewards. He listens to various conversations that take place as people of all ages and from all walks of life walk the pedestrian paths that meandered through the great forest. He hears the fondness expressed by everyone who visits the forest. The Jones family live in an area near the forest. In one of their visits, the children have laid claim to a very young pine tree. Each year thereafter, during their trek to the forest, they always visit ‘their’ Little Pine Tree. Finally, the Little Pine Tree has grown to a height that is perfect for the Jones’ Christmas tree. He has heard the term “Christmas tree” from the older and taller pines who do not qualify as such trees because they are too tall. But, what exactly is a Christmas tree? He still has no idea but he has decided to become one. And what do you think happens when he discovers the reason for the holiday? YOU really need to find out! His story begins on page 1.