Friday, December 6, 2013
The Christmas Magic - Lauren Thompson
Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! Times 100!
Oh, how I love this wonderful Christmas book! If you are looking for a bright red, mall Santa, red-nosed reindeer, comical elves, "Ho-ho-ho!" kind of Christmas tale - this is not it. Thank goodness!
In this lovely book, Santa is preparing for the night the Christmas magic comes, in a calm, quiet, very practical day-to-day way. The watercolor illustrations are incredible! They are the perfect accompaniment to the story's subtle prose. In a world where our children are exposed to the over commercialized idea of what Christmas should be, I consider this is a must read. The Christmas Magic promotes imagination and evokes the classical idea of Santa Claus. Truly magical!
Hardcover: 40 pages
Publisher: Scholastic Press; First Edition edition (September 1, 2009)