The Fir Tree by Hans Christian Andersen illustrated by Sanna Annukka ISBN#978-0-399-57848-9

The Fir Tree is a classic Hans Christian Andersen story written in 1845. It chronicles the life of a young fir tree growing up in the woods to its service as a family’s Christmas tree to being chopped up as firewood. As with any great Andersen story, there is more to it than just a great story–there’s a good lesson about enjoying life as well.

Finnish artist Sanna Annukka adds to the splendor of the story with superb pictures that make the story sparkle even more. With the pictures and the hard cover binding, this is a great gift book for a favorite child (or adult) in your life.

I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an unbiased review.