Mortimer's Christmas Manger

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Mortimer's Christmas Manger by Karma Wilson, Jane Chapman

A holiday story to be cherished by families everywhere

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781416950493
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Publication date: 10/02/2007
Edition description: Repackage
Pages: 40
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 2 - 6 Years

About the Author

Karma Wilson is the bestselling author of several picture books, including the Bear Books series, Where Is Home, Little Pip?, and A Dog Named Doug. Karma lives in Montana.

Jane Chapman is the illustrator of over one hundred books for children, including Dilly Duckling by Claire Freedman and I Love My Mama by Peter Kavanagh, as well as Karma Wilson’s Bear Snores On, Bear Wants More, Bear Stays Up for Christmas, and Mortimer’s Christmas Manger. She lives with her family in Dorset, England. Visit Jane at

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Mortimer's Christmas Manger 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Storywraps More than 1 year ago
Mortimer's a little mouse, He longs so much for his own house. He now resides inside a hole That's dark and damp Without a soul. Each day he looks for crumbs and bits And spots a little house that fits. The house is high He starts to climb  He reaches it in record time. But what he finds there Baffles him, Little people are within. Animals and a baby sleeps .... No one talks, no not a peep. The tiny baby's little bed Is just his size and he is lead To tug and pull  The statues out Crawl in the bed And without a doubt... Mortimer has found a home The next few days  He starts to roam Finds cookie crumbs and lots of snacks But strangely finds the statues back. He drags and shoves them, clears the house Quite a task for a little mouse. Then one night he hears a story Of a little babe that came from Glory He came to save the world from sin But there was not a room for him. Baby Jesus was his name And suddenly Mortimer felt great shame. He knew whose bed he had overtaken He knew baby Jesus had felt forsaken He made up his mind right then and there To give up his dream and not despair. Mortimer prayed and asked as he fled For a house of his own and a comfy bed. Then Mortimer spied an amazing house One just perfect for a little mouse. No statues or animals,  All candy and s-t-e-a-d-y He climbed up to inspect it.... And smiled .... move-in ready!
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nmk97 More than 1 year ago
Lovely story but as an ebook, could use some more thought and features like read to me or even just bigger text and better placement of text. 
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TyGuyUT More than 1 year ago
A great read with great pictures. Most importantly it has a great message about the "true" meaning of Christmas. A must read for the Christmast season or any time of the year.
JJ55 More than 1 year ago
I love this book. I try to buy my grandchildren a book every Christmas to help remind them of the true meaning of Christmas. This is a tender little book that warms the heart! JJ
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Guest More than 1 year ago
A touching story about a mouse who learns about baby Jesus and how important the baby is. My 3.5-year old really loves it, and so do I!
Guest More than 1 year ago
My 4 year old daughter has been a big fan of all the 'Bear' books by this author/illustrator team so we got this last year. The story does not have the same rythmic flow as the Bear books, but it is still very melodic. I love to read this aloud to my daughter...I think I might even appreciate the books more than she does. And the illustrations are a perfect compliment to the story. A holiday (and all year) favorite!