Story Time with JIM LAMARCHE




Story Time with Jim LaMarche

Sunday, December 11, 11:30 a.m.

The Carpenter's Gift: A Christmas Tale about the Rockefeller Center Tree  


Join us for this very special story of family, friendship, and the spirit of giving. Henry and his out-of-work father are selling Christmas trees in Depression-era Manhattan. They give a leftover tree to construction workers building Rockefeller Center. That tree becomes the first Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree. Henry wishes on the tree for a nice, warm house to replace his family's drafty, one-room shack. Through the kindness of new friends and old neighbors, Henry's wish is granted, and he plants a pinecone to commemorate the event. As an old man, Henry repays the gift by donating to Rockefeller Center the enormous tree that has grown from that pinecone. After bringing joy to thousands as a beautiful Christmas tree, its wood will be used to build a home for a family in need.

"The heartwarming tale told in The Carpenter’s Gift brings together—through beautiful illustrations and a moving, multi-generational story—two great traditions: the Rockefeller Center tree and the neighbor-helping-neighbor program of Habitat for Humanity." —Jimmy Carter, 39th President of the United States and dedicated Habitat volunteer.

Event date: 
Sunday, December 11, 2011 - 11:30am
Event address: 
1010 El Camino Real
94025-4349 Menlo Park
The Raft Cover Image
By Jim LaMarche, Jim LaMarche (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780064438568
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperCollins - May 28th, 2002

The Day Tiger Rose Said Goodbye Cover Image
By Jane Yolen, Jim Lamarche (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780375866630
Availability: Special Order
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - May 24th, 2011

Lost and Found: Three Dog Stories Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780811864015
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Published: Chronicle Books - July 1st, 2009

A Story for Bear Cover Image
By Dennis Haseley, Jim LaMarche (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780152002398
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - April 1st, 2002

Bear's First Christmas Cover Image
By Robert Kinerk, Jim LaMarche (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780689869723
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Published: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - October 2nd, 2007

The Little Fir Tree Cover Image
By Margaret Wise Brown, Jim LaMarche (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780060281892
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Published: HarperCollins - September 27th, 2005

The Elves and the Shoemaker Cover Image
ISBN: 9780811834773
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Published: Chronicle Books - July 1st, 2003