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The Little Owl & the Big Tree

A Christmas Story

Illustrated by Jeanette Winter
LIST PRICE $17.99

About The Book

One Christmas, a tiny owl stuck in the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree stole the hearts of the nation. Discover the true story in this heartwarming picture book from celebrated mother-son team Jonah and Jeanette Winter.

There once was an owl who lived in a tree. Until one day her home was uprooted and she was taken far away from what she knew. Follow Rockefeller (“Rocky”) the owl as she journeys to the bustling center of New York City and she’s discovered among the branches of the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree. With human kindness and a dash of holiday spirit, can this brave little owl find a new home?

About The Author

Jonah Winter

Jonah Winter is the award-winning author of more than forty nonfiction picture books that promote environmental awareness and social and racial justice. Among them are The Snow ManThe Little Owl & the Big Tree: A Christmas StoryOilThe Secret ProjectRuth Bader Ginsburg: The Case of R.B.G. vs. InequalityMy Name is James Madison HemingsBarackThe Founding Fathers!; and Lillian’s Right to Vote, a Jane Addams Children’s Book Award recipient and Kirkus Prize finalist.

About The Illustrator

Drawing by Jeanette Winter

Jeanette Winter is a celebrated picture book creator whose acclaimed works include The Snow Man; The Little Owl & the Big Tree: A Christmas StoryOilThe Secret Project; and Diego, all written by Jonah Winter, and her own Biblioburro: A True Story from ColombiaNasreen’s Secret School: A True Story from Afghanistan; and Our House Is on Fire: Greta Thunberg’s Call to Save the Planet, which has been translated into twenty-one languages.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Beach Lane Books (October 19, 2021)
  • Length: 32 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781665902137
  • Lexile ® AD540L The Lexile reading levels have been certified by the Lexile developer, MetaMetrics®

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Awards and Honors

  • CBC Best Children's Books of the Year

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