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from Nova Scotia to Boston
Picture Book
Pages: 32
Themes: Christmas, Boston, adventure, gratitude
Publisher: Nimbus Publishing
Pub Date: 31/10/2017
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It's wintertime in Nova Scotia, and two flying squirrels are busy exploring the woods around their spruce-tree home. After a busy night of playing and gliding and snacking, they're ready to settle down and sleep all day.

But humans have other plans: the tree is cut down and packed onto a truck bound for Boston, Massachusetts. It turns out their new home has been chosen as Halifax's annual thank-you gift, the Boston Christmas Tree! The little squirrels have no idea they're about to embark on a journey across Atlantic Canada and Maine on the way to Boston. Will the accidental stowaways be discovered? And what awaits them in their new American home?

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