" Hardcover: 32 pages ; Dimensions (in inches) : 0.41 x 11.36 x 10.14 Publisher: Hyperion; 1st ed edition (September 3, 2001) ISBN: 0786807954 Ages 4-8 " Little tree/ little silent Christmas tree/ you are so little/ you are more like a flower/ who found you in the green forest/ and were you very sorry to come away? " So begins e. E. Cummings` beloved tribute to the tiny evergreen tree, taken away from the cold forest to be decorated and adored by two children in their home at Christmas. Simply and sensitively told from the innocence of a child`s eyes, e. E. Cummings` little tree comes to life as the children bestow upon it their heart-felt promises of comfort and love. Artist Mary Claire Smith`s whimsical, contemporary illustrations capture all the joy and magic of this cherished Christmas favorite. A truly affecting book that should be under every family`s Christmas tree. "