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Publisher's Summary

The year is 1946, a year after the end of World War II.

The place is Brooklyn - the poor side, the tough side: Brownsville.

The time is Christmas Eve. The Christmas tree sellers have turned off their lights and gone home. The lots are empty, except for a few forlorn trees that nobody wanted.

An eleven-year-old boy is sent out to pick through those trees and bring one back to the apartment where his Nanny raised him since infancy.

What follows is part fable, part remembrance, part miracle.

It's a story of family values - even if "family" means a boy and his grandmother; a story of hope in hard times and great happiness growing from small things; a story of youth and age, rejuvenation and rebirth. It is a story of things that are not supposed to happen, but do. That's part of the miracle.

Above all, it's a love story - of a special kind that is the other part of the miracle.

©2007 Thomas P. McCann (P)2007 Thomas P. McCann

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Nice story

I was looking for a feel good holiday oriented story to get me in the mood of the season but didn't want one of those readily available predictable ones. The story is sweet and inspires memories of loved ones and Christmases gone by - perfect.

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o christmas tree

it was great loved the background music made me think i was there i enjoyed it a lot i played it 3 times
you are a good story teller hope you have many more to come again i thank you
fungranny

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A Christmas Story

Beautiful! 🌲 It made me cry. A great story for Christmastime. I plan to have my students read it.

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Profoundly Magical

I believe this story will be understood as sweet and sad by a young generation, yet sweet, nostalgic and profound by an older generation. As we grow older we grow more sentimental and feel not only the joy we experienced in past decades but also the pain and nostalgia of those decades being gone forever.

This story, on the surface level, is touching and magical, in such a way that it makes one believe in Christmas magic all over again.

On a deeper level, the story and the reader's tone of voice, grab onto the nostalgia and force the listener to reminisce on their own past decades and think of all those special people and moments in their life. It hurts and it makes one smile in their heart at the same time.

A magical telling!

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A touching heartfelt holiday story.

What did you like best about this story?

I love a quaint Christmas book. This one is short, but well done and quite enjoyable. I will read again in holidays to come.

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Christmas Memories

Thank for bringing back Christmas Memories from when I grew up in the projects in Canarsie.
We also unlocked the door for Santa to come in. I know of all the places you spoke of.
May the Christmas Memory be with you forever.

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Loved it!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Special, healing. More for adults than children.

What did you like best about this story?

Concise, poignant, heartwarming.

What does Tom McCann bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

The author's voice makes the story. No one else could have told it.

If you could take any character from The Tree Nobody Wanted out to dinner, who would it be and why?

Probably Nana because she was so kind and had so much life experience to offer.

Any additional comments?

Hard truths of life combined with a uncompromising will to live.

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Touching Christmas Story.

This story hit the spot in all of my Christmas desires, and how I want to remember life and Christmas. Loved it. You gotta believe.