Book Review – Stanley the Christmas Tree: A Wish Come True

Stanley the Christmas Tree: A Wish Come Truestanley-the-christmas-tree
Written By: Richard E. Hughes
Illustrated By: Anita Saunders
Published By: Pennie Rich Publishing, CO, USA, 2008, First Edition, 32 pages, paperback
ISBN 978-0-9820328-0-0

Product Description – from
“Stanley’s lifelong wish for a Special Family to spend his Christmas with seems lost when, on Christmas Eve, he finds himself standing in an alley with the Trash Can Family. Alone and rejected, teased by the trash cans, Stanley is flocked by new fallen snow and even in his loneliness feels proud when the cans agree, he is the best looking tree ever set out. Are the trash cans to be Stanley s Special Family or is there a surprise waiting to make his Christmas, A Wish Come True? Stanley the Christmas Tree, A Wish Come True is a story for all ages.”

Stanley the Christmas Tree: A Wish Come True is a short Christmas story which teaches about love of family, second chances, making others lives more enjoyable as well as their own and the happiness of a holiday wish come true. This is a carefully and lovingly written book which focuses on Stanley and his wish to make one family’s Christmas the very best.  He wants so badly to be a special Christmas tree. There are 19 colourful illustrations which should be very eye-catching for young readers and Stanley himself, is adorable!
The author wrote this Christmas story for his young daughter, over 35 years ago.
There is a companion Audio Book/CD for Stanley the Christmas Tree: A Wish Come True, which can be purchased separately at
I would recommend this book for children, 4-8 years of age.

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Thank you to Elaine Krackau for sending me a copy.


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