16th Annual Family Trees: A Celebration of Children’s Literature

 From November 23, 2011 through January 1, 2012,
the Museum’s galleries are filled with 36 fanciful trees of all shapes and
sizes, decorated with original ornaments inspired by acclaimed children’s
storybooks and contemporary picture book favorites.

The exhibition’s focus on children’s literature makes Family Trees unique among the many
holiday events in Greater Boston. Each tree serves as a canvas for the artistic
creations of a dedicated team of volunteer decorators. Inspired by the
storyline, the illustrations, the characters or setting of a particular book,
the decorators let their imaginations take flight, much to the delight of
visitors of all ages from all over New England.
Selections for this year include: Ladybug
Girl, b
y Jacky Davis and David Soman; The Snow Queen, retold by Sarah Lowes, illustrated by Miss
Clara; Bats at the Ballgame, by
Brian Lies; Little Women, by
Louisa May Alcott ; Strega Nona’s Gift,
by Tomie dePaola; The Polar Express, by
Chris Van Allsburg; and many others.

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