Saturday, October 25, 2008

Stanley the Christmas Tree

Stanley the Christmas Tree, A Wish Come True by R. E. Hughes; illustrated by Anita Saunders

Paperback: 32 pages
Publisher: Pennie Rich Publishing (September 1, 2008)
ISBN-10: 0982032803
ISBN-13: 978-0982032800

(Press Release): Reno mother of 3, Theresa "Terri" Llamas was only 10 months old when her father, R. E. Hughes decided to write her a Christmas story called, Stanley the Christmas Tree, A Wish Come True. Thirty five years, a lot of pain and tears, but Stanley the Christmas Tree's wish for a family has become a reality. This year, Terri's children, Jillian, Kylie and Zachary will hear the story that was written for their mother many years ago.

Stanley is a very special Christmas tree. All his life, his only dream was to be picked by a loving family and spread Christmas cheer. Year after year, as the other trees on the tree farm teased Stanley, he continued to grow straight and tall and wish for the perfect Christmas.

When Stanley is finally picked, his dreams come true - but they are quickly dashed when the family must go away for the holiday. Undecorated and put out with the trash, Stanley fears he may spend the season with the trash can family that resides in the alley.

But fate is not done with Stanley, and through an odd set of circumstances, he ends up with the Christmas of his dreams.

This children's book is cute and very appropriate for the holidays. The simple words and story, along with the artful drawings, give this books a special feeling that children will cherish year after year. I highly recommend Stanley the Christmas Tree for the children on your holiday wish list.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...


Thank you for the review. Stanley is also available as an Audio Book narrated by Paul Mackenzie and original Christmas Music by Maynard Williams. Hear a sound bite at

R. E. Hughes