The Spirit of Christmas

Nancy Tillman, read by Jim Dale

Macmillan Young Listeners

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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 story that families will want to share year after year.



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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.



Praise for The Spirit of Christmas

"Tillman's rhyming text is set to soft Christmas music that underscores the message of holiday warmth...The CD is a pelasant collection for families and young children...It makes a nice gift or addition to one's own Christmas collection." - Parents' Choice, Recommended

“Jim Dale brings his charm to this celebration of Christmas.” - Oppenheim Toy Portfolio, 2009 Best Audio, Gold Award Winner

"A pair of Christmas poems is rendered by the inestimable Jim Dale...once again, his delivery is as jolly as we've all grown to expect from this always-popular narrator." - AudioFile

“Cozy up next to the fireplace listening to the audiobook The Spirit of Christmas.”- Mogul Baby


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  • Nancy Tillman, read by Jim Dale

  • NANCY TILLMAN is the author and illustrator of the bestselling picture book On The Night You Were Born, its companion journal The Wonder of You: A Book for Celebrating Baby’s First Year, and the illustrator of It’s Time to Sleep, My Love, written by Eric Metaxas. Originally from Birmingham, Alabama, Nancy Tillman lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband, where she creates books with the purpose of sharing with children the sentiment, “You are loved.”

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The Spirit of Christmas

Nancy Tillman, read by Jim Dale