Has Anyone Seen Christmas?

Has Anyone Seen Christmas?




An incredible story, with stunning illustrations, which was made into one of the largest floats ever for America’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Don’t forget to look for the hidden Santa’s on all of the holiday pages.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780974914572
Publisher: Charlesbridge Publishing, Inc.
Publication date: 10/28/2005
Edition description: Signed
Pages: 40
Product dimensions: 10.36(w) x 11.08(h) x 0.39(d)
Age Range: 5 - 8 Years

About the Author

Anne Margaret Lewis has been writing children's books since the sixth grade when she 'wrote, designed and published' her first children's book.Anne Margaret Lewis has been writing children's books since the sixth grade when she 'wrote, designed and published' her first children's book.
She has always written stories based on what she visualizes and this artistic talent has fostered a cute little Elf named Emit looking for Christmas, a King of the fireflies, and the great Gitchi Gumee.
Her stories have charming characters, inspirational themes and subtle, yet important messages. Her books are for children.

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Has Anyone Seen Christmas? 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
the_hag on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
It's Christmas Eve and Santa has chosen Emit the Elf to be his navigator this time out but poor Emit, no sooner do they get started than he falls from Santa's sleigh. He falls straight into New Years Eve and from there it's a race through the year and all of its holidays all the while Emit (time spelled backwards, don't ya know) tries to find Santa and his sleigh so that all the presents can be delivered. We move from New Years, through Valentines Day, St. Patrick's Day, Over a Rainbow, to Easter, a visit to a Birthday girl, into the 4th of July via a leftover birthday balloon, down Trick-or-Treat Lane in a pumpkin sleigh, enjoy a Thanksgiving Day parade and finally back into Christmas where Emit learns that it's all about more than just presents! In the end, it's the combination of Emit's repetitive "Has anyone seen Christmas?/Has Anyone Seen Christmas Day?/I need to get back to Santa/For I fell out of his sleigh and the gorgeous image rich pictures that bring so very much to the story all on their own. Using a combination of water color, pen & ink, chalk and acrylic mediums, Popko really gives Has Anyone Seen Christmas that extra something that makes it extra special, taking it from regular story book to visual feast! Kids and adult alike will enjoy the text and simply gorgeous pictures and younger in particular readers will love Emit's repetitive refrain; it allows them an "in" to the story that they can count on! I think this would make an excellent addition to any families Christmas collection, truly a pleasure to read! I rate it five stars of Christmas goodness. For an extra treat, look for the hidden Santa's worked into the pictures.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A charming story that children and adults can share and love. A page-turner. I bought the book for my niece. I read it before gift wrapping and ended up returning to the store to buy one for myself and one for my aunt.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A Christmas book that incorporates all the holidays, this is a delightful read that also teaches about many of the holidays we celebrate.
Guest More than 1 year ago
We will read this every Christmas! A classic was born!
Guest More than 1 year ago
What a wonderful way to introduce kids to all of the holidays! My kids absolutely love Emit! We want more!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
As a Michigander myself, it always pleases me when an author, illustrator and or an in-state publisher makes it big. This book is on its way to becoming a Christmas classic. As I understand it, the most books sold by this publisher to date (I believe that book was written by the same author) was 15,000. Has Anyone Seen Christmas has already exceeded that number and it looks like as many as 90,000 will be sold this Christmas season. It's a delightful tale of an Elf named Emit who falls off Santa's sleigh and then spends time going through our yearly holidays to find Santa and his sleigh once again. The story is well-written and will warm your heart. Wendy Popko, the illustrator, does an exquisite job on the book's pictures. (Wendy recently drew a picture 'live' on Detroit's WJR radio's Frank Beckman Show and it sold for over $1500 on Ebay just a few days ago.) You and your children/grandchildren will love looking for the hidden santas, will delight in the excellent illustrations, and will become very involved in Emit's desperate search for Christmas. Each year we select a Christmas story for our eight grandchildren. Guess which one got the nod this year? Cudos to Anne Margaret Lewis, Wendy Popko, and Mackinac Island Press. Carolyn Rowe Hill
Guest More than 1 year ago
Very clever and enjoyable journey