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The Christmas Tugboat: How the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Came to New York City

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The Christmas Tugboat: How the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Came to New York City

Written by George Matteson and Adele Ursone, Illustrated by James Ransome

Nothing says Christmas like a Christmas tree, and the Rockefeller Center tree in New York City has said it beautifully since 1931. But how does the tree get there? One year, the tugboat captain (and author) George Matteson, his wife, and their daughter traveled by tug to fetch the giant tree. This dramatic picture book tells the story of their real-life journey up the Hudson River, and James Ransome's striking paintings capture the excitement of the trip and the pride of the young girl who helped steer the tug into New York Harbor.

The Christmas Tugboat: How the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Came to New York City
Written by George Matteson and Adele Ursone, Illustrated by James Ransome

  • Publication Date: October 30, 2012
  • Genres: Children's, Holiday, Nonfiction
  • Hardcover: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Clarion Books
  • ISBN-10: 0618992154
  • ISBN-13: 9780618992157