The Spirit of Christmas

Nancy Tillman

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Bells jingle, sleds dash through the snow, trees are topped with sparkling stars, and children everywhere dream of candy canes and presents. But the best gift of all—the most magical gift of the season—is when we spend Christmas with those we love.


Once again, this New York Times-bestselling author and artist has created a special, beautiful book that families will want to share year after year. (And readers will want to look for the Spirit of Christmas image that Nancy has hidden on every page!)

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I had just nodded off,
at a quarter past four,
when the Spirit of Christmas
stepped in through my door.
 
With a great show of sparkles,
he decked all my halls in tinsel and
twinkles and bright, shining balls...
 
I was really quite fond
of the trimmings he'd brought.
"But there's just something missing
this Christmas," I thought.

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Nancy Tillman, New York Times bestselling author of On The Night You Were Born, presents a new Christmas classic for families to share together: The Spirit of Christmas.

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Praise for The Spirit of Christmas:

"Tillman (On the Night You Were Born) expertly swirls together reality and fantasy--the narrator's child delights in the sight of the decorated tree, the lion lies down with the lamb--as is fitting for such a magical night."—Shelf-Awareness

“Handsomely illustrated, this Christmas book is bound to be hyped as the perfect seasonal gift. …Tillman’s sentimental sensibility and beautiful artwork ensure that this will become a popular choice at holiday time.”—Booklist

“A beautiful and timeless book.”—School Library Journal

“As the adult speaker of the story nods off in a comfy red chair, the Spirit of Christmas appears, ready to get the narrator in the holiday spirit. What follows is a buoyant, imagistic tribute to the season, as the Spirit lists joys both and intangible, before offering the reminder: ‘Because it took nothing but love to begin it,/ it's not really Christmas if love isn't in it.’ Tillman's ethereal illustrations are surreal but captivating.”—Publishers Weekly

“Bestselling author Tillman offers a dreamlike interpretation of the collective spirit that permeates the holiday.”—Kirkus Reviews

Praise for Nancy Tillman:


“As in On the Night You Were Born, the words directly address a young listener with comforting, fanciful imagery . . . Culminating in a final scene of a sleeping child in a floating bed under a watchful moon, this gentle, tender offering will buoy children with its strong messages of safety and love.”—Booklist, for It’s Time to Sleep, My Love


“A luxuriant bedtime retreat for children and parents alike.”—Kirkus Reviews, for It’s Time to Sleep, My Love


Praise for On the Night You Were Born:
“This is one of those rare baby books that should make both skeptics and sentimentalists of all ages happy.”—Publishers Weekly, for On the Night You Were Born


“A beautiful tribute to the uniqueness of every child.”—Kirkus Reviews, for On the Night You Were Born


“Many parents will welcome this opportunity to tell their children how special and loved they are.”—Booklist, for On the Night You Were Born

 


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About the Author

Nancy Tillman

Nancy Tillman is the author and illustrator of the New York Times best-selling picture book On the Night You Were Born and its companion journal, The Wonder of You: A Book for Celebrating Baby's First Year. Her other books include Wherever You Are: My Love Will Find You and Tumford the Terrible. A former advertising executive, Tillman now writes and illustrates full-time. She lives in Tualatin, Oregon.

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The Spirit of Christmas
Nancy Tillman

Hardcover

Hardcover
Feiwel & Friends
September 2009
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780312549657
ISBN10: 0312549652
Picture Book
9 3/4 x 9 3/4 inches, 32 pages, Full-color illustrations throughout
Age Range: 4 to 8
Grade Range: p to 3
$16.99

Digital Audio

Digital Audio
Macmillan Audio
Macmillan Young Listeners
September 2009
Digital Audio
ISBN: 9781427208125
ISBN10: 1427208123
Audio Run Time: 1:00
Age Range: 4 to 8
Grade Range: p to 3
$7.99

Unabridged Compact Disc

Unabridged  Compact Disc
Macmillan Audio
Macmillan Young Listeners
September 2009
Unabridged Compact Disc
ISBN: 9781427208118
ISBN10: 1427208115
AudioAudio Run Time: 1:00
Age Range: 4 to 8
Grade Range: p to 3
$14.99

ePub Fixed Layout

ePub Fixed Layout
Feiwel & Friends
September 2009
ePub Fixed Layout
ISBN: 9781429995504
ISBN10: 1429995505
eBook Picture Book - Apple32 pages
Age Range: 4 to 8
Grade Range: p to 3
$9.99

Kindle Format 8

Kindle Format 8
Feiwel & Friends
September 2009
Kindle Format 8
ISBN: 9781466809000
ISBN10: 1466809000
eBook Picture Book - Amazon32 pages
Age Range: 4 to 8
Grade Range: p to 3
$9.99
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