Eileen: The Lonely Christmas Tree

by Dolapo Adeniji-Neill PhD, Illustrated by Julio Desmont & Illustrated by Simon Goodway



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/23/2018

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 32
ISBN : 9781480857278
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 32
ISBN : 9781480857285

About the Book

It’s the day after Thanksgiving. Eileen, the lonely Christmas tree, lives uphill on Chapman’s farm in a village called Saxtons River in Vermont. It’s the hope of all Christmas trees that they are chosen to go home with someone to make a holiday special.

Year after year, Eileen watched as her fellow trees went to Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, and even New York. Eileen has stayed behind because no one picked her. But one special day, she goes home with Sam, his mother, and their dog, Bailey, to a place called Maple Grove. Eileen can’t wait to get all dressed up with lights, ornaments, and bows.

This poetic picture book for children shares a story of love, celebrations, and hope as Eileen the Christmas tree finds a special place in one family’s hearts and home.

About the Author

Dolapo Adeniji-Neill, PhD, is an associate professor of education at the Ruth S. Ammon School of Education, Adelphi University, Garden City, New York. A teacher educator, her research interests and work include sociological and cultural implications, class and gender influences, immigrant and indigenous education, African philosophy, and multiculturalism. Adeniji-Neill lives in Langdon, New Hampshire, with her husband, Philip Morrison. She has two grandchildren.