On Christmas Eve

On Christmas Eve

by Margaret Wise Brown, Nancy Edwards Calder
     
 

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In the big, quiet house where parents are sleeping, the children wait and listen, thinking of reindeer and angels and stars. Then, with no sound but there own thumping hearts, the children creep downstairs to see the glorious tree and to make a Christmas wish.

Margaret Wise Brown's magical story captures all the wonder and mystery of a child's Christmas Eve.

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Overview

In the big, quiet house where parents are sleeping, the children wait and listen, thinking of reindeer and angels and stars. Then, with no sound but there own thumping hearts, the children creep downstairs to see the glorious tree and to make a Christmas wish.

Margaret Wise Brown's magical story captures all the wonder and mystery of a child's Christmas Eve. Nancy Edwards Calder's exquisite paintings highlight all the details that make this night so special.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Gisela Jernigan
Using a gentle, repetitive text, somewhat like the famous Goodnight Moon (only longer), the author describes the sense of wonder and hushed awe experienced by three children who stay awake on "the night of all nights." They tiptoe downstairs through the big quiet house and make a Christmas wish by the sparkling tree. Soft paintings, in mostly blues and grays, complement this simple story of quiet anticipation. 1938,

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780064436700
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
10/28/2000
Edition description:
NEWLY ILL.
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.37(h) x 0.07(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
May 23, 1910
Date of Death:
November 13, 1952
Place of Birth:
Brooklyn, N.Y.
Place of Death:
Nice, France
Education:
B.A., Hollins College, 1932; Bank Street College of Education
Website:
http://www.margaretwisebrown.com

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