The Tree Nobody Wanted

  • by Tom McCann
  • Narrated by Tom McCann
  • 0 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The year is 1946, a year after the end of World War II.
The place is Brooklyn - the poor side, the tough side: Brownsville.
The time is Christmas Eve. The Christmas tree sellers have turned off their lights and gone home. The lots are empty, except for a few forlorn trees that nobody wanted.
An eleven-year-old boy is sent out to pick through those trees and bring one back to the apartment where his Nanny raised him since infancy.
What follows is part fable, part remembrance, part miracle.
It's a story of family values - even if "family" means a boy and his grandmother; a story of hope in hard times and great happiness growing from small things; a story of youth and age, rejuvenation and rebirth. It is a story of things that are not supposed to happen, but do. That's part of the miracle.
Above all, it's a love story - of a special kind that is the other part of the miracle.

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A Christmas Story

Beautiful! 🌲 It made me cry. A great story for Christmastime. I plan to have my students read it.
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- Cindy "I teach fourth grade reading, and I love audible!"

Loved it!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Special, healing. More for adults than children.


What did you like best about this story?

Concise, poignant, heartwarming.


What does Tom McCann bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

The author's voice makes the story. No one else could have told it.


If you could take any character from The Tree Nobody Wanted out to dinner, who would it be and why?

Probably Nana because she was so kind and had so much life experience to offer.


Any additional comments?

Hard truths of life combined with a uncompromising will to live.

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- Firstsnow

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-05-2013
  • Publisher: Exeter Press (Thomas P. McCann)