Synopses & Reviews
The biblical story of the Nativity is one about faith, love--and a miracle. With illustrations that are enchanting and unexpected, Julie Vivas reveals the human side to Mary's story, beautifully imagining the Angel Gabriel delivering the news to her, the exhausting journey with Joseph to Bethlehem, and at last the deliverance of the baby Jesus.
"Vivasand#8217; delicate, sure watercolors are a reminder that the humbleness of these people made the event more extraordinary--that the story is not only about the long ago and far away but about people with familiar joys and troubles."--Kirkus Reviews
A republished edition of one of our backlist Christmas classics
About the Author
It's getting toward Christmas at the Bing Cherry Hotel, and Auntie Claus is preparing for her annual "business trip." Just before she is ready to leave, her favorite nephew, Christopher Kringle, begins to have doubts about the family business. To settle the matter, Auntie Claus summons Chris for tea, but like any self-respecting Kringle, Chris decides to take matters into his own hands: He plans to get on the Bad-Boys-and-Girls List on purpose! Even after his older sister, Sophie, reveals that their great-aunt, Auntie Claus, is really Santa's sister, Chris needs to see for himself, in order to believe.
and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; In this companion to the much lovedAuntie Claus, come along on a magical journey with Sophie Kringle's little brother, Chris, to a place you may have seen only in your dreams. And discover thatanythingis possible, when you have the key to Christmas! "Great fun."and#8212;Publishers Weekly "Wildly fanciful, swirling, colorful illustrations make this story even more magical."and#8212;Childrenand#8217;s LiteratureELISE PRIMAVERAand#160;has illustrated more than twenty books for children, several of which she also wrote, includingAuntie ClausandAuntie Claus, Home for the Holidays. She illustratedRaising Dragonsby Jerdine Nolen, which received a 1999 Christopher Award and an Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award. Elise Primavera lives in New Jersey.and#160;Visit her at www.eliseprimavera.com.