The Trees Kneel at Christmas by Maud Hart Lovelace

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Published by Abdo & Daughters, Library bound edition distributed by Rockbottom Books in Edina, Minn, Minneapolis, Minn .

Written in English

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  • Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)


  • Christmas -- Fiction.,
  • Miracles -- Fiction.,
  • Lebanese Americans -- Fiction.,
  • Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) -- Fiction.

Edition Notes

Book details

StatementMaud Hart Lovelace ; illustrated by Marie-Claude Monchaux.
ContributionsMonchaux, Marie-Claude, ill.
LC ClassificationsPZ7.L9561 Tr 1994
The Physical Object
Paginationix, 112 p. :
Number of Pages112
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1086566M
ISBN 101562399993
LC Control Number94010512

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