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Madelyn Flammia is My Guest Tuesday, Dec. 3

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About the book  Knuckles's Christmas Tree


A young tree squirrel named Knuckles dreams of having his own Christmas tree. Knuckles's family warns him about the uncaring ways of people who cut down trees and consider squirrels pests. However, Knuckles persists in his belief that people are not all bad. He particularly enjoys watching the people who live in the house in his backyard. When Christmas comes, Knuckles peeks in the window of the house and is delighted by the Christmas tree. Despite being lectured by his parents and teased by his siblings, Knuckles holds fast to his desire to have a Christmas tree of his own. He gets his wish in the end, but not quite in the way he had envisioned



About the author and illustrator
Madelyn Flammia is an Associate Professor of English at the University of Central Florida. She is co-author of Intercultural Communication: A New Approach to Global Challenges. Knuckles's Christmas Tree is her first children's book.

Knuckles's Illustrator, Pete Triolo is a professional artist and illustrator. His art is on permanent display in a national museum in Washington DC.