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Needles, the Forgotten Christmas Tree Book Giveaway




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Needles, the Forgotten Christmas Tree is such a beautiful book. It is filled with lessons of hope, perseverance, and self-confidence. Needles can sure teach us all a few good life lessons. He never let his size, differences, or being made fun of by others get in the way of his dream. I actually had a few tears of joy at the end of the book. This is a beautiful story to read to any child. It shows the story of love and appreciation at Christmas and never giving up.


Needles, the Forgotten Christmas Tree

Written by Richard Wagner

Illustrated by Sydni Kruger

Ages 3+ | 38 Pages

Publisher: Mascot Kids | ISBN-13: 9781645437086

Publisher’s Synopsis: The world is not always a perfect place. Needles, a scraggly little tree, must endure criticism, laughter, and setbacks to realize his goal of becoming a beautiful Christmas tree.

This is a story of dreams, desires, hope, determination, and never giving up. It also offers the observation that what others think is beautiful may not really matter. Beauty is truly in the eyes of the beholder and paired with the spirit of Christmas, maybe we can make the world just a little more perfect!



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Richard Wagner grew up in Southern California. When he was fourteen years old, a business friend of his father’s had a small Christmas tree delivered as a thank-you. Their family already had a large tree decorated in the house. Not being able to find anyone who needed a tree, that small Christmas tree stood outside by itself for the remainder of the Christmas holiday. Needles, the Forgotten Christmas Tree is a tribute to that little tree and what might have been, but more importantly, to all the beauty, goodness, and hope that Christmas brings to us all. Mr. Wagner continues to reside in Southern California with his wife and two children.

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Enter for a chance to win a copy of Needles, the Forgotten Christmas Tree, autographed by Richard Wagner.

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- An autographed copy of Needles, the Forgotten Christmas Tree


Needles, the Forgotten Christmas Tree Book Giveaway


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