The Christmas Book Flood
Author: Emily Kilgore; read by Kathleen McInerney
This program contains music and full sound design.
This lovely and lyrical children's audiobook, based on a real Icelandic tradition, brings all the sparkle and anticipation of Christmas—and of the joys of reading—to the page.
The northern lights dance,
snow blankets the ground,
it’s the Christmas season—so the Book Flood begins!
People plan and they dream,
and they visit the shops
for books to give loved ones, and families, and friends.
And when Christmas Eve comes,
they’ll share magical stories,
curl up by the fire, and read, read, read, read…
With a diverse cast of characters, Emily Kilgore and Kitty Moss's The Christmas Book Flood is a surefire holiday classic.
A Macmillan Audio production from Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
Macmillan Young Listeners
In The News
“The art adds old-world charm while leading the narrative through blue-tinted winter nights and warm, homey interiors. Moss’ lovely...captivating illustrations depict a family of four...as the story’s focus among a racially diverse country town . . . Marvelously enchanting.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review
“An atmospheric celebration of Christmas as a time to celebrate the written word.” —Publishers Weekly
“[Kilgore’s] free-verse text sets the mood, a mix of awe and excitement as it describes the build-up to December 24 . . . Moss’s gorgeous full-bleed collage illustrations appropriately feature printed paper, and their rich hues perfectly capture the beauty of the northern lights.” —Horn Book