Fantasy (fiction), 1,169 words, Level Q (Grade 3)
The Little Fir Tree is an adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's The Fir Tree. It is written from the point of view of a fir tree that aspires to be taken home by people and decorated for a Christmas celebration. Finally he gets his chance and experiences the happiest two days of his life as he watches the family open gifts, laugh, and sing. Although the tree experiences some loneliness when he is placed outside, he finds hope in sharing his adventures with the garden plants. Illustrations support the text.
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