The Fir Tree is a cautionary tale by Hans Christian Andersen about living for the moment.
Despite having what in reality is an ideal existence, the little tree feels that it’s missing out when other trees are taken from the forest to decorate local homes at Christmas. Eventually it is chosen… but we’ll leave it there, we don’t want to give too much away!
Annukka’s illustrations are exquisite – collages of multicoloured triangles. There’s something indecipherable about the style of her illustrations that reveals her Finnish heritage…
…the influence of landscape, nature and the folk art tradition.
This book would make a perfect Christmas present for child or adult!
[Many thanks to Hutchinson for the review copy]
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