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"In rhyming verse, Hegg tells a familiar, uplifting story of the onerous family obligations that often descend around the holidays. The narrator is almost perfectly happy as Christmas approaches, enjoying the '30 days reprieve 'til VISA could catch up with me.' Unfortunately, he has received an invitation to tea from his great aunt, and he has no desire to go. He remembers the old woman 'as vigorous,/ as funny and as bright,' but she recently suffered a stroke, and he thinks it will be depressing to see her. Before long, though, he succumbs to 'an acid rain of guilt' and forces himself to go, and the experience is ultimately rewarding. Hegg doesn't employ continuous rhyme or meter, so the writing never becomes overbearing or stilted but rather has a conversational lilt. In its first edition, published in 1982, the book sold more than 1.5 million copies, and this reissue takes the shape of a special gift format that is nearly stocking-size and, with its rich red jacket, almost looks gift-wrapped. The packaging also highlights the Christmas colors in Hanson's fine, minimalist watercolors, which are bright on the golden pages. The beautiful presentation combined with Hegg's simple yet resonant story may help this book draw an even larger readership this time around." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

A new exquisite version of the beloved classic. The story of a young man's reluctant visit to an elderly aunt at Christmastime, and the unexpected joy it brings. A New York Times Bestseller, more than 1.5 million copies have sold. Delicate watercolor illustrations used throughout. Hardcover with gold foil dust jacket and gold metallic ink throughout.

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paxialso, November 30, 2010 (view all comments by paxialso)
Many years ago on Christmas Eve I was listening to Garrison Keillor while on dinner break. I heard Tom Hegg read this book that evening and fell in Love. Now 25years or so later, I continue to hang this book on my tree. All my Aunts are passed now, but I
have given a copy to my niece so that she will remember to stop buy for a Cup of Tea!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780931674983
Author:
Hanson, Warren
Publisher:
Waldman House Press
Illustrator:
Hanson, Warren
Subject:
Holidays - Christmas
Subject:
Inspirational - Gifts
Subject:
Holidays - Christmas & Advent
Subject:
Christian Life - Inspirational - Gifts
Subject:
Christianity-Inspirational
Publication Date:
20041031
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
, Y
Pages:
48
Dimensions:
8.16x7.36x.42 in. .61 lbs.

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Product details 48 pages Waldman House Press - English 9780931674983 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In rhyming verse, Hegg tells a familiar, uplifting story of the onerous family obligations that often descend around the holidays. The narrator is almost perfectly happy as Christmas approaches, enjoying the '30 days reprieve 'til VISA could catch up with me.' Unfortunately, he has received an invitation to tea from his great aunt, and he has no desire to go. He remembers the old woman 'as vigorous,/ as funny and as bright,' but she recently suffered a stroke, and he thinks it will be depressing to see her. Before long, though, he succumbs to 'an acid rain of guilt' and forces himself to go, and the experience is ultimately rewarding. Hegg doesn't employ continuous rhyme or meter, so the writing never becomes overbearing or stilted but rather has a conversational lilt. In its first edition, published in 1982, the book sold more than 1.5 million copies, and this reissue takes the shape of a special gift format that is nearly stocking-size and, with its rich red jacket, almost looks gift-wrapped. The packaging also highlights the Christmas colors in Hanson's fine, minimalist watercolors, which are bright on the golden pages. The beautiful presentation combined with Hegg's simple yet resonant story may help this book draw an even larger readership this time around." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , A new exquisite version of the beloved classic. The story of a young man's reluctant visit to an elderly aunt at Christmastime, and the unexpected joy it brings. A New York Times Bestseller, more than 1.5 million copies have sold. Delicate watercolor illustrations used throughout. Hardcover with gold foil dust jacket and gold metallic ink throughout.
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