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Children's Fiction Christmas & Advent

A Porcupine in a Pine Tree (Gift Set)

A Canadian 12 Days of Christmas

by (author) Helaine Becker

illustrated by Werner Zimmermann

Scholastic Canada Ltd
Initial publish date
Oct 2012
Christmas & Advent
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    Publish Date
    Oct 2012
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 3 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3


The finest gift for celebrating a Canadian Christmas!

What's more Canadian than caribou, beavers and moose? How about a bunch of Mounties chasing sled dogs as some loons canoe by? Wrap them up in pretty bows, stick them in a Christmas tree and you have yourself the perfect Canadian Christmas carol, A Porcupine in a Pine Tree!

The runaway bestselling book by Helaine Becker and Werner Zimmermann is now available in a deluxe box set. With a special 8" x 8" hardcover (available only in this deluxe box set!), and an adorably huggable plush porcupine, this gift set is sure to become the hit of THIS season!

About the authors


Helaine Becker
est l'auteure de nombreux livres jeunesse primés. Elle a écrit plus de 80
livres, dont Raconte-moi les graphiques : L'histoire de William Playfair et
l'album illustré à succès Un porc-épic dans un sapin. Helaine
habite à Toronto, en Ontario.


HELAINE BECKER is the author of numerous of books of fiction and non-fiction for children, among them the best-selling A Porcupine in a Pine Tree and its sequel, Dashing Through the Snow: A Canadian Jingle Bells, The Haunted House That Jack Built and Little Jack Horner, Live from the Corner. Her books have won the Silver Birch Award and the CBA Libris Award and have been shortlisted for the Red Cedar, the Hackmatack and the Rocky Mountain awards. Helaine lives in Toronto with her family. Visit her at

Helaine Becker's profile page

Werner Zimmermann's profile page


  • Commended, Resource Links, Best of the Year
  • Winner, CBA Libris Awards - Children's Picture Book of the Year
  • Commended, OLA Best Bet
  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre

Editorial Reviews

Praise for A Porcupine in a Pine Tree:

Globe and Mail Bestseller
CBC Bestseller
Quill & Quire Bestseller
CBA Besteller
Winner, CBA Libris Awards - Picture Book of the Year, 2011
Best Books for Kids and Teens, 2011
CBC Children's Book Pick, 2011
OLA Best Bets, 2010
Resource Links, Year's Best 2010

"It's virtually impossible to resist singing along." —Quill and Quire

"[Porcupine] tops my list of favourites . . . a fine gift for all ages." —The Montreal Gazette

"A super-serving of Canadiana in perfect time for the holidays . . . quite irresistible." —CM Magazine

"This is Canadiana Christmas at its best— it's impossible not to sing or laugh along." —Canadian Bookseller Magazine

"The classic holiday book A Porcupine in a Pine Tree is made all the more sweet with cozy cuddle and a soft stuffie that's just the right size for wee hands." —Canadian Family

Other titles by Helaine Becker

Other titles by Werner Zimmermann