The Christmas of the Reddle Moon by J. Patrick Lewis

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On a cold Christmas Eve, Will and Liddy are lost in a sudden blizzard. The children take shelter in a deep hole, and upon waking, all they can see are the eyes of an enormous cat. The pit belongs to an strange old woman who, with her cat, rescues the children, and with the help of a stranger makes it a magical Christmas. Full color.
 

About J. Patrick Lewis

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J. Patrick Lewis " has authored more than fifty books of poetry for children. In 2011, he was named the Children's Poet Laureate by the Poetry Foundation and was given the NCTE Excellence in Children's Poetry Award. He lives in Westerville, Ohio.Visit his website at www.jpatricklewis.com. Kelley is one of America's finest illustrations. His picture book artwork has earned numerous awards, including 23 gold and silver medals from the Society of Illustrators and the 1992 Hamilton King Award for best illustration. He lives and works in Cedar Falls, Iowa.
 
Published November 1, 1994 by Dial. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The children have heard frightening stories about the strange old woman, but they come to trust her, and Wee Mary uses her magic to get the children home.

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As an author's note explains, ``reddle'' (a red clay) was sold in centuries past in rural England by simple folk to farmers who used it for marking sheep. Here, a brother and sister lost on the heath

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As an author's note explains, ``reddle'' (a red clay) was sold in centuries past in rural England by simple folk to farmers who used it for marking sheep.

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