Author Discusses New Book at MED
Local author David Rubel visited MED on December 22 to talk about his recently published holiday-themed children’s book “The Carpenter’s Gift.”
As part of the assembly, school staff took turns reading the story while the book’s illustrations were projected onto a screen for the students to see.
Later, Mr. Rubel discussed how his experiences volunteering for Habitat for Humanity inspired his book, which tells the tale an impoverished, Depression-era family from upstate New York who travel to NYC to sell trees for the holidays.The family gives their unsold trees to construction workers near Rockefeller Center, and one of the trees becomes the first Rockefeller Center Christmas tree. The grateful workers, aware of the family’s hard times, build a house for the family as a holiday gift. The story comes full circle when, years later, a tree scout visits the homestead and finds the next perfect tree for Rockefeller Center.
Mr. Rubel was invited to share his work at M.E.D. by school librarian Ann Gainer.