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The Tree Nobody Wanted

By Skye Wentworth, Newbury, Mass. / September 13, 2009

The Tree Nobody Wanted: A Christmas Story by Tom McCann opens on a Christmas Eve more than 60 years ago. World War II has just ended and Thomas is 11 years old. He lives with his grandmother in a tiny apartment in Brooklyn. Thomas is sent out to pick through the Christmas trees and bring back the best one he can find. This is how the story begins. What happens after is pure sweetness.

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