The Beautiful Christmas Tree

by Charlotte Zolotow, illustrated by Yan Nascimbana

What can be done about the pitiful little pine tree Mr. Crockett has planted in front of his brownstone?

Fancy folks are unhappy with Mr. Crockett who moves in to the least desirable brownstone on the street. He plants a scraggly little pine tree in the front yard and feeds the birds under it; his loving care brings future glory to the neighborhood.