The Robin and the Fir Tree (Hardcover)

The Robin and the Fir Tree By Hans Christian Andersen, Jason Jameson (Illustrator) Cover Image

The Robin and the Fir Tree (Hardcover)


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An exquisitely illustrated retelling of the Hans Christian Andersen story “The Fir Tree

In a forest far away from the hustle and bustle of town grows the Fir Tree. The meadow he lives in is beautiful and serene, but the Fir Tree yearns for the excitement of the outside world. His friend the Robin brings him gifts and tells him stories of the places she’s been, the people she’s flown over, and the many things men construct out of wood. The Fir Tree dreams of adventure and wishes to be something more. He imagines a new life as a ship’s mast, traveling the world by sea. When men come to the meadow with axes one day and cut him down, the Fir Tree is eager to be chosen for a new purpose. But the Robin worries. What will become of her strong, beautiful friend? In a lyrical story of friendship and rebirth, Jason Jameson brings a Christmas classic to beautiful new life.
Jason Jameson studied animation at the Royal College of Art and has more than fifteen years of experience in character development, design, and animation direction. He is the cofounder and creative director of Unanico Group, an award-winning media company, and has produced and animated several short films. He lives in London.
Product Details ISBN: 9781536220025
ISBN-10: 1536220027
Publisher: Templar
Publication Date: November 16th, 2021
Pages: 64
Language: English
Jameson’s retelling benefits from his striking grayscale pencil drawings, digitally colored and enhanced with textural elements. . . transcendent folk-art visuals of nature in the Russian-inflected setting will invite repeat examination.
—The Horn Book

A bittersweet retelling of “The Fir Tree” for all ages. Fans of Jan Brett’s written and artistic style will be delighted by this find.
—School Library Journal