It was the middle of the night. And the night of all nights it was Christmas.
In the big, quiet house where parents are sleeping, the children wait and listen, thinking of reindeer and angels and stars. Then, with no sound but their own thumping hearts, the children creep downstairs to see the glorious tree and to make a Christmas wish.
Margaret Wise Brown's magical story captures all the wonder and mystery of a child's Christmas Eve. Nancy Edwards Calder's exquisite paintings highlight all the detail that make this night so special.Christmas Eve has never been so beautiful as in this luminous re-illustration of Margaret Wise Brown’s classic text of three children delighting in the splendor and magic of a traditional Christmas Eve.Glorious paintings by Nancy Edwards Calder bring a glow to each page that captures the warmth and anticipation of this very special night.
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Brown’s soothing prose captures the mystery of a winter night, the special sparkle of a Christmas tree, the hustle and bustle of people caroling and heading to church, and the playfulness of a cat surrounded by ribbons, wrapping paper, and ornaments.Sep 22 2009 | Read Full Review of On Christmas Eve
— Pamela Paul, The New York Times In Something for Christmas Palmer Brown tells and illustrates with charming pictures in pastel colors an endearing tale about a small mouse who wonders what to give his mother for Christmas and a mother who knows what is the best gift of all—one’s love!Sep 20 2011 | Read Full Review of On Christmas Eve
Telling the tale of Bad Kitty and the mischief she gets up to on Christmas Eve, this story will have cat lovers nodding sagely as they encounter familiar antics.Dec 26 2011 | Read Full Review of On Christmas Eve
And the night of all nights it was Christmas.| Read Full Review of On Christmas Eve
Other forerunners of contemporary Santa Claus include the British Father Christmas, the French Père Noël, the Dutch Sinterklaas, the Danish Jules-Missen, and the Romanian Moș Craicun.3 In 'Twas the Night Before Christmas, Moore established the details of just what it is that Santa does ...| Read Full Review of On Christmas Eve
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