This book tells the tale of Ruthie, a young girl during wartime. Her family is chosen to bring the Christmas tree to the church. When her father is sent to war, bringing the tree proves to be difficult. This Christmas certainly brings miracles to Ruthie and her family. This unforgettable tale, illustrated by Caldecott Medalist Barbara Cooney, has become a seasonal classic - a touching and joyful story about courage and the power of family.