These towns people feel that everything has a meaning and a purpose but what could be the meaning of a gold and silver tree bearing chocolate cookies?These towns people feel that everything has a meaning and a purpose but what could be the meaning of a gold and silver tree bearing chocolate cookies?Read Less
Good. B0006BPSUU Scribbling on cover. Good overall physical condition. Good condition books may have some underlining or marking, or some slight bending. Books may have sales stickers from previous booksellers or remainder marks. Some good condition books are former library copies. We accept returns quickly and without hassle if your book arrives differently than described.
Good. B0022APDNA HB/no DJ, 1967. Ships next day. Book is in good shape, no tears, highlighting or underlining, has a little mark on the bottom right corner, cover is a little dirty, has a crayon mark on the inside back cover, a little general wear, from a smoke-free environment. Items are typically shipped in a plastic bag, in a cardboard cradle, in a manila envelope. Most of my customers rave about my packaging. All US items are shipped with delivery confirmation, if you require this, please let me know.
Very Good. No DJ. Blake Hampton. 8vo = over 9" White hard covers with illustrated front cover. Some soiling on covers. Bumping on corners and spine. Very clean with tight binding. Illustrationgs done by Blake Hampton.
Blake Hampton. Good Plus Plus, For Age. No Jacket. Book. 10 1/4 X 7 1/2. Forty unpaginated pages. All pages are bright, tight and clean. Binding straight and firm, reglued. Boards, spine, edges and corners good for age, faint foxing, soiling of boards. If needed for enjoyment or familial recitation, this is the one. No excessive wear, except aforementioned. Illustrated with colorful drawings.
This was a cute story by one of my favorite picture-book authors, but not nearly as good as Williams' best books. Some lovely descriptions that take you by surprise and make you want to laugh, as Jay Williams' language often does, but the plot was a little thin.
Dec 26, 2008
Endearing, Eternal Fairytale
This is another of the books that you read and loved as a child. We now live in Florida and have a grapefruit tree in our yard. This fall, the huge yellow fruits, peeking from under the large glossy-green leaves looked exactly like the cover illustration of The Cookie Tree. It is the story of a small town, seeped in tradition and filled with adults who denied and/or feared anything new--especially if they could not understand a reason for it. One morning a golden-leaved, silver-barked tree--bearing chocolate cookies that "russled deliciously"--appears in the town square. None of the adults know who sent it, why it appeared, or what it is FOR. Everything must be FOR something. Neither the parents, town merchants, mayor, wisemen, or nobles can figure it out--and continue to argue amongst themselves. Meg and the children understand immediately what the tree is: a gift from a magician. They do what they were suppose to do: eat the chocolate cookies. They also tell the mayor, who finally decides to listen to them, what it is for: "Collin licked the last of the cookie crumbs from his top lip. 'Please, sir, THAT is what it is FOR.'"
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