A Kenya Christmas by Tony Johnston

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Every year Juma's mysterious Aunt Aida asks the same question: "What is your number one Christmas wish?" Juma always wishes for the same thing: to see Father Christmas. It's hard to imagine what he looks like when you live in a hot African town with no snow, no sleigh, and certainly no reindeer. But Aunt Aida is full of magic, and she promises to do what she can to make Juma's greatest wish come true.

About Tony Johnston

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Tony Johnston was born January 30, 1942, in Los Angeles, CA. After attending Stanford University where she earned a B.A. in History and an M.A in Education, she became a fourth-grade teacher. She has written over seventy books for children. Her titles include Amber on the Mountain, the Cowboy and the Black-Eyed Pea, Day of the Dead, the Ghost of Nicholas Greebe, the Sparky and Eddie series, and the Adventures of Mole and Troll. Her first adult novel was Any Small Goodness. Her works have earned her several awards including a Children's Choice Award for Four Scary Stories and the Beatty Award in 2002 for Any Small Goodness. Leonard Jenkins is an acclaimed illustrator of many books for children and teaches at Pratt Institute. His mural-like, mixed-media illustrations have won high critical praise. He lives in New York City.
Published September 1, 2003 by Holiday House. 32 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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(And why not, those who still believe in Santa may rightly ask.) But this year, rich Aunt Aida from Nairobi arranges for a villager to arrive on an elephant, dressed like Santa, and holiday magic ensues.

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