Tuesday, November 29, 2016

We Cut the Tree holiday story available from Blurb


We Cut the Tree by Linda Theil available from Blurb

I wrote We Cut the Tree in 1984, the year our family moved to Howell, Michigan from our native home in southwestern Pennsylvania. The story is told from our eldest son's point of view, and chronicles the annual live-tree capture from our family's earliest Christmas holidays. The story was first published as our holiday greeting card that year.

I published the story, again, on this weblog as a Christmas greeting in 2010.

Two years ago, I began to create photographs to illustrate a small hardcover edition of We Cut the Tree that may be ordered from the print-on-demand publisher, Blurb.

I used Tinrocket's Waterlogue application to create a dream-like appearance to the illustrations and used Blurb's online software to lay out the 20-page, picture book.

The book is dedicated to our late husband and father, Stephen A. Theil, Jr. The cover features an image of a tiny drum that decorated holiday trees of his childhood.

Hardcover and softcover editions are available as print-on-demand from Blurb. A free ebook is also available; order a free ebook of We Cut the Tree by clicking on this hotlink: We Cut the Tree free, ebook edition.

You may preview We Cut the Tree by clicking on the cover icon here:

Resources
Order a free ebook of We Cut the Tree.
Blurb, http://www.blurb.com
Waterlogue, http://www.tinrocket.com/apps/waterlogue/
Free ebook, http://www.blurb.com/ebooks/599440-we-cut-the-tree
Other editions, http://www.blurb.com/b/7435329-we-cut-the-tree
AppletonDance publication 2010, http://appletondance.blogspot.com/2010/12/we-cut-tree.html#.WD2rmpMrKoc

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