Clear Moon, Snow Soon by Tony Johnston

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A child anticipates the arrival of an old man in red, smelling of pine, spreading crinkling presents late at night.

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. Guy grew up in Chicago drawing pictures of cars, dinosaurs, and sometimes dinosaurs driving cars. He went on to graduate from the American Academy of Art where he learned how to draw people and landscapes...and even better dinosaurs driving cars. Guy ventured to find inspiration in the Arizona desert, which propelled him to illustrate numerous children's books, including "The Legend of St. Nicholas," "The Day I Could Fly," and "Grandpa's Little One." Guy lives in Tucson, Arizona.
Published July 1, 2001 by Rising Moon Books. 24 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Each turn of the page tantalizes readers with glimpses of Santa (his shadow, his silhouette on the rooftop, his reflection in the tree ornaments), until, finally, the boy imagines catching the man in the act—well, his boots anyway, disappearing up the chimney.

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