"It's like the glow of heaven itself," says young Martin as he gazes through the old tree's branches to the starry sky above. "I must find a way to share this sight with my family for Christmas." But when his father becomes sick, Martin's plans for an outdoor Christmas celebration take a sudden yet creative change. Will Martin be able to give his family his special Christmas present after all?
Children of all ages will enjoy this tale of the origin of the Christmas tree. Set in Germany in the early 16th century, Martin and the Heavenly Tree whimsically tells the story of the imaginative young boy who brought an evergreen inside for the Christmas celebration. This beautifully illustrated tale of the "tree that points to heaven" is sure to be a holiday favorite.