The Tree and the Girl


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A tale worth retelling many times over. It is certainly delightful and a definite page-turner!

The Tree and the Girl by Andrea Hahnfeld is a tale that is worth retelling many times over. It is certainly delightful and a definite page-turner. If you are looking for an entertaining story, then look no further, this is the book for you. Pick up a copy of The Tree and the Girl at your local bookstore or online.

In this story, a little tree learns the meaning of unselfishness when he does what he can to save a poor helpless child. At 36 pages long, this story is the perfect length, and will definitely keep the attention of young readers.

My favorite thing about this book is that it includes a puzzle that encourages readers to be attentive. This puzzle will require readers to study each page meticulously to find the answers. I believe this will make it a hit among many young readers. What a creative and novel idea?!

In addition, the illustrations are beautiful and accessible. They help to develop the plot and the characters.

In sum, I would encourage every person who is in the market for a book for a young reader, which will keep their interest and promote an enduring love for reading, to pick up a copy of this book at your local bookstore or online.

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The little fir tree is the most magnificent tree in the forest and mocks those of lesser beauty. Only when it loses what it treasures most and meets a poor girl, the fir tree realizes what really counts: having a heart.

This lovingly illustrated Christmas story is a classically told fairy tale - for all lovers of Andersen, Grimm & Co. While the grown-ups read aloud, the little ones can follow the story in the pictures.

The Tree and the Girl is inspired by two popular Andersen fairy tales: The Fir Tree and The Little Match Girl. Unlike Hans Christian Andersen’s tales, The Tree and the Girl has a happy ending.

The digital edition of The Tree and the Girl is only available in fixed format and is therefore only suitable for tablets and smartphone apps.

About the author

Andrea Hahnfeld is an indie author based in Leipzig, Germany. Having been that desperate wedding guest looking for the perfect gift many times, her illustrated book for newlyweds “The Gift of Love” makes a splendid present for couples tying the knot. view profile

Published on July 01, 2021

2000 words

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Genre: Children's

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