GIVEAWAY, Review & Interview: The Living Christmas Tree


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Book Title The Living Christmas Tree by Kristin Sponaugle
Category:  Children's Fiction (ages 3 to 7), 38 pages
Genre:  Children's Book
Publisher:  Mascot
Release date:   September 2021
Formats Available for Review: print-hardback USA, e-book (PDF)

Tour dates: November 26 to December 17
Content Rating:  G.  Suitable for everyone.

***** 2021 Family Choice Award Winner *****

During the day, the Miller family’s Christmas tree stands tall in their living room, sparkling with lights and ornaments. Little does the family know that their Christmas tree is anything but ordinary. Each evening, the magic of Christmas brings their tree to life—much to the delight of Hannah and William Miller. Follow along as Hannah and William experience the magic of Christmas in a whole new way.

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 The Living Christmas Tree is a children’s story that showcases magical Christmas ornaments that come to life at nighttime. 


Jack the Nutcracker, Nutmeg the Gingerbread Man, Wish the Star, and the other special ornaments talk and move about the tree, racing, sliding, and climbing about the branches while the Miller family sleeps. But on Christmas Eve, little Hannah climbs out of bed and witnesses the magical nighttime event. She wakes her brother William, and the two children laugh and play with the ornaments.


This story is fun and charming. I love that William and Hannah discover the magical ornaments and how they wish them sweet dreams and take great care as they store them away for next Christmas. There isn’t a strong message or moral to this story. It’s just a simple, fun story of children enjoying a magical nighttime holiday event.


The full-page illustrations are colorful and lively, and put the reader in the air of Christmas. The children wear holiday themed pajamas, and the tree is decorated with familiar types of ornaments, lights, and decorations, giving the story a very merry feel.


Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book. My review was not influenced.


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1.     Where did you get the inspiration for your book?

Funny enough, I’ve had the idea of the storyline for The Living Christmas Tree since I was about 5 or 6 years old! I loved playing with the ornaments on my family’s Christmas tree and often pretended they would come to life at night. I created storylines for each of my favorite ornaments, some of which The Living Christmas Tree includes. 


2.     Are the characters named after anyone you know?

Yes! Hannah is named after my daughter. William and Jack are my best friend’s sons’ names. Snowflake is named after my dad’s pet bird. I like including personal touches in my writing.


3.     Did you make up the ornaments or do they exist in real life?

All of the ornaments exist in real life from my parents’ Christmas tree! I actually had my parents take photos of them so I could have my wonderful illustrator, Agus Prajogo, draw them as accurately as possible.


4.     When did you start writing?

I started writing in 2019, when the storyline of my first children’s book, The Princess Puppy, popped into my head one day. Although, I’ve dreamed of being an author since I was a child!


5.     What is your next project?

I have a storyline in mind for a sequel to my other children’s book, The Princess Puppy. I also a young adult novel that I’m working on! 


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Kristin Sponaugle was born in Butler, Pennsylvania. She graduated from Duquesne University, where she received her bachelor’s degree in health sciences and her master’s degree in physician assistant studies. Kristin had always dreamed of becoming an author, and made that dream a reality with her two published children’s books, The Princess Puppy and The Living Christmas Tree. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, cross-stitching, and playing with her Maltese dog, Rosie. Kristin lives with her husband, daughter, and Rosie, and resides wherever the Air Force sends them.

Connect with the Author: website ~ facebook ~ instagram

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  1. Thank you for reviewing my book! I'm so glad you liked it. Have a wonderful holiday season :)

  2. The cover is so cute, it sounds like a lovely book!

  3. The ornaments coming to life at night is a unique concept. My grandkids would love to read the book and the littles would love the illustrations.


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