The Great Spruce

Press, Mentions

NEW YORK

New York Times

Newsday

The Hudson Independent 

East Hampton Star

Long Island Pulse

NY Metro Parents

NY Parenting

Western New York Family Magazine

OHIO

Sunday Morning with Rodney Lear

Dec. 18, 2016, WKRQ-FM Cincinnati

Interview with Author John Duvall and Illustrator Rebecca Gibbon

Blogs

Honors & Reviews

Society of Illustrators

We’re proud to announce that Rebecca Gibbon has been accepted into the Society of Illustrators’ 2016 Original Art exhibition for her work on The Great Spruce.

Kirkus Reviews   › Full review

“Appealing illustrations in acrylic ink and colored pencil… A pleasant holiday story with a subtle hint to protect living trees instead of cutting them down.”

Publishers Weekly

“Gibbon’s (The Bee Who Spoke) images of a countryside speckled with cottages and snowy cityscapes recall the work of Ludwig Bemelmans, amplifying the sweetly nostalgic mood of newcomer Duvall’s story.”

School Library Journal

“An attractive holiday offering with an environmental focus.”

Horn Book

"[Alec's idea is] both a green and festive solution that underscores the compassion of Christmas."

Booklist

"The folklike artwork in acrylic ink and colored pencil on the oversize pages is bright and joyful."

Bank Street College of Education

Best Children’s Books of the Year, 2017 Edition

The New York Times

"The folklike artwork in acrylic ink and colored pencil on the oversize pages is bright and joyful."

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