Shabby Sunday: Christmas Trees and How They Grow by Glenn O. Blough – 1961

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Shabby Sunday Meme

I have a lot of old vintage books and one of my plans when I first started blogging was to do a post every week or so that shared one of my cherished vintage books. Then I thought that maybe there might be other book bloggers out there that have some vintage books, heirlooms, or maybe some old books from childhood that they might want to share. I decided to start a weekly meme titled ‘Shabby Sunday’ for those who would like to participate and share some of their old vintage books. Do you have some shabby books you’d like to share? Please feel free to participate. Feel free to use the picture I’ve provided if you’d like to. If you decide to do this meme, please consider linking back to me so that I can see the book you’re sharing.


Today’s shabby share is:

Christmas Trees and How They Grow

by Glenn O. BloughJeanne Bendick (Illustrator)
Blurb: The characteristics of the various kinds of trees used as Christmas trees with information on where they grow and how to make a Christmas tree for the birds.

My Thoughts:

This is such an interesting book for kids to read about Christmas trees. The beginning narrative tells about a family who are out looking for the perfect Christmas tree and along the way the children learn facts about which trees are best, how they grow, the different types of Christmas trees and how to sprout pine tree seeds. The book contains interesting illustrations throughout to help kids identify the different types of trees.

Christmas Trees and How They Grow is very educational and might even teach adults a thing or two. Do you know how to find a pine tree’s seeds? How can you grow your own Christmas tree and how long will it take? How to people around the United States celebrate their Christmas trees? How can you set up a Christmas tree outside for the birds in the winter for feeding? Pick up this book to find out and settle in for a journey to learn about our truly amazing Mother Nature. Children will appreciate trees and forests  and understand how important they are after reading this book.

My edition is from 1961 and apparantly the only edition that’s available. It’s a previous library book, but it’s in fairly good shape for it’s age. It has a hard fabric cover. I ended up picking this up from a library book sale and what a find it is! You can find some real gems at sales which is why I love going to these sales so much. You never know what you’ll find.






Find this book on Goodreads and Amazon

  • Hardcover: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Whittlesey House (1961)
  • Language: English

Other blogs who have participated in Shabby Sunday:

Nicky@ An Introverted Bookworm


Claire@ Brizzle Lass Books


Thanks for visiting Shabby Sunday! What are some of your favorite Christmas books? Do you have any vintage books you’d like to share? Please feel free to comment below or participate in Shabby Sunday if you’d like to!


12 thoughts on “Shabby Sunday: Christmas Trees and How They Grow by Glenn O. Blough – 1961

    1. Noriko, thank you! It’s true. 🙂 I learn new things reading with my kids all the time! It’s great to stimulate the mind. This is why I love reading so much! ❤ Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts. 🙂

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