Storybook Treasury for Christmas

Storybook Treasury for Christmas

by Pamela Jane, Heidi Petach, Natasha Wing, Lisa McCue
     
 

These wonderful hardcover compilations of favorite stories include a mix of beloved classics as well as recent hits-sure to appeal to girls and boys alike!

Includes: The Night Before the Night Before Christmas; Wee Three Pigs; All About Christmas; The Nutcracker; Corduroy's Christmas Surprise; and The Little Engine That Could and the Snowy, Blowy

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Overview

These wonderful hardcover compilations of favorite stories include a mix of beloved classics as well as recent hits-sure to appeal to girls and boys alike!

Includes: The Night Before the Night Before Christmas; Wee Three Pigs; All About Christmas; The Nutcracker; Corduroy's Christmas Surprise; and The Little Engine That Could and the Snowy, Blowy Christmas.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
Six holiday stories have been compiled into one volume creating this Christmas Treasury. The first introduces readers to Corduroy, the loveable teddy bear and his preparations for the holiday. He and the other stuffed animals who magically come to life decorate a tree, sing carols, create a gingerbread house, and bake cookies. He writes a letter to Santa asking for all the special things that his friends want and selflessly claims that he really doesn't need anything. Of course everyone gets what they wanted including Corduroy. Other stories include The Little Engine That Could and the Snowy, Blowy Christmas in which our little blue engine saves the day by delivering Santa's last present when the reindeer all come down sick. In the Night Before the Night Before Christmas which is a parody of the poem by Clement C. Moore, everything that could go wrong seems to have, but family love saves the day. Wee Three Pigs is a very contemporary telling of this old tail filled with puns and with a nontraditional ending. All About Christmas: A Merry Alphabet Story pretty much defines this Christmas tour of the alphabet and holiday activities. The final tail, The Nutcracker is an adapted version of the story that retains the basic elements and is accompanied by pictures filled with plenty of detail. To give the book a unified look all the pages have a wide green and red border. An inexpensive gift that will keep a reader busy for quite some time. 2003, Grossett and Dunlap, Ages 3 to 8.
— Marilyn Courtot

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780448433394
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
09/15/2003
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
9.32(w) x 9.32(h) x 0.68(d)
Age Range:
4 - 7 Years

Meet the Author

In the past 30 years, Lisa McCue has illustrated more than 175 books for children. Lisa's artwork also appears on fabrics, greeting cards, gift tins, wrapping papers, home décor and clothing. She was born in Brooklyn and now lives in Annapolis, Maryland. When she isn't drawing, she can be found on the water racing her sailboat or in the mountains skiing. She loves to read, sew, and bead and is involved in fundraising for ALS.

Don Freeman was born in San Diego, California, in 1908. At an early age, he received a trumpet as a gift from his father. He practiced obsessively and eventually joined a California dance band. After graduating from high school, he ventured to New York City to study art under the tutelage of Joan Sloan and Harry Wickey at the Art Students' League. He managed to support himself throughout his schooling by playing his trumpet evenings, in nightclubs and at weddings.

Gradually, he eased into making a living sketching impressions of Broadway shows for The New York Times and The Herald Tribune. This shift was helped along, in no small part, by a rather heartbreaking incident: he lost his trumpet. One evening, he was so engrossed in sketching people on the subway, he simply forgot it was sitting on the seat beside him. This new career turned out to be a near-perfect fit for Don, though, as he had always loved the theater.

He was introduced to the world of children's literature when William Saroyan asked him to illustrate several books. Soon after, he began to write and illustrate his own books, a career he settled into comfortably and happily. Through his writing, he was able to create his own theater: "I love the flow of turning the pages, the suspense of what's next. Ideas just come at me and after me. It's all so natural. I work all the time, long into the night, and it's such a pleasure. I don't know when the time ends. I've never been happier in my life!"

Don died in 1978, after a long and successful career. He created many beloved characters in his lifetime, perhaps the most beloved among them a stuffed, overall-wearing bear named Corduroy.

Don Freeman was the author and illustrator of many popular books for children, including Corduroy, A Pocket for Corduroy, and the Caldecott Honor Book Fly High, Fly Low.

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