Book Title: Bruce the Spruce: A New York City Fairytale About the True Meaning of Christmas Trees by A. A. Cristi
Category: Children's Fiction (ages 3 to 7), 56 pages
Genre: Children's Picture Book
Release date: November 2021
Content Rating: G. Suitable for everyone.
Bruce the Spruce has Christmas all wrong.
Thanks to his fancy decorations and adoring admirers, this artificial spruce tree doesn’t just wear a star at Christmas, he IS the star. But when his longtime family gets a new tree, it sends Bruce on a holiday adventure through New York City.
From a party in Brooklyn, to a run-in with rats, to a revelatory visit to Rockefeller Center, Bruce the Spruce takes an unforgettable journey to discover the true meaning of Christmas trees!
A.A. Cristi was born and raised in the world capital of Christmas trees and musicals - New York City. By no small miracle, she has managed to make a living writing about both topics. When she is not dreaming up fantastic adventures for inanimate objects, she is covering the Broadway industry as a journalist and editor at BroadwayWorld.com. Though writing is her calling, her true passion is playing mother to a neurotic wiener dog named Jack and Aunt Rah Rah to two truly remarkable kids.
Connect with the Author: Author's Website ~ Twitter ~ Facebook ~ Instagram
Review: Bruce the Spruce was a proud Christmas tree. Every year he looked forward to all the wonderful festivities. Except…this year might be different. Did they really need a new tree?
“He was the star every year. Now he’d been kicked out the door…Bruce wasn’t a Christmas tree anymore.”
We follow Bruce as he gets tossed from one curb to the next as feelings of hurt and anger fester within him. But will he learn that being a Christmas tree isn’t about all the glitz and lights? That really it’s about the joy and happiness that he brings?
A delightful, little holiday story!
Rating: 4 stars
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