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Churnin, Nancy

The Queen and the First Christmas Tree: Queen Charlotte's Gift to England

(2) K-3 Illustrated by Luisa Uribe. Princess Charlotte brings a decorated yew branch, a German Christmas tradition, when she marries England's King George III in 1761. Forty years later, she hosts a Christmas party with a decorated yew tree. Based on real-life events that brought the Christmas tree to Britain, the approachable text emphasizes Charlotte's generosity, concern for children, and love of nature. Muted, soft-lined illustrations portray a relatable queen. Biographical information appended. Reading list.


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