Red and Lulu (Hardcover)

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By Matt Tavares, Matt Tavares (Illustrator)
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Author-illustrator Matt Tavares brings us what is destined to become a new Christmas classic. Based on the love shared by two cardinals, this beautiful book follows that love from their home in the evergreen tree to Rockefeller Center in New York City. When their beautiful tree disappears with Lulu in it, Red is determined to find her. It will take a miracle, but luckily, it’s just the season for miracles.

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Separation and miles cannot keep a determined cardinal from his loved one in an ode to serendipity and belief that is destined to be a new Christmas classic.

Red and Lulu make their nest in a particularly beautiful evergreen tree. It shades them in the hot months and keeps them cozy in the cold months, and once a year the people who live nearby string lights on their tree and sing a special song: O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree. But one day, something unthinkable happens, and Red and Lulu are separated. It will take a miracle for them to find each other again. Luckily, it's just the season for miracles. . . . From Matt Tavares comes a heart-tugging story combining the cheer of Christmas, the magic of New York City, and the real meaning of the holiday season: how important it is to be surrounded by love.

About the Author

Matt Tavares is the author-illustrator of Crossing Niagara, Henry Aaron's Dream, There Goes Ted Williams, Becoming Babe Ruth, and Growing Up Pedro, as well as Zachary's Ball, Oliver's Game, and Mudball. He is the illustrator of 'Twas the Night Before Christmas, Over the River and Through the Wood, Lady Liberty by Doreen Rappaport, The Gingerbread Pirates by Kristin Kladstrup, and Jubilee! by Alicia Potter. Matt Tavares lives in Ogunquit, Maine.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780763677336
ISBN-10: 0763677337
Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)
Publication Date: September 19th, 2017
Pages: 40
Language: English