"If it's not spring and not smoke then it's nothing to get excited about," said Esmerleda, and she went back to sleep.
But Amos could not sleep. He got up and crept to the door of the cave. The air smelled of pine needles and a muskrat off in the brush. And of something more.
Amos set off across the snowy meadow to find out what that something was, and in the village he discovered Christmas.
He also discovered near-sighted Old Sadie and her friendly house and hearth. There he became a welcome Christmas guest, and ultimately, he left behind a welcome Christmas gift, and he hurried back to tell Esmerelda what he had found.
|Publisher:||Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing|
|Edition description:||1st ed|
|Product dimensions:||8.43(w) x 9.46(h) x 0.38(d)|
|Age Range:||5 - 7 Years|
About the Author
Phyllis Reynolds Naylor has written more than 135 books, including the Newbery Award Medal winner Shiloh and the Alice book series. Naylor grew up in during the Great Depression and began writing when she was a teenager. Her first children's book, The Galloping Goat and Other Stories, was published in 1965, and she has written an average of two books a year for children since then. Shiloh was made into a family movie in 1996. In addition to sequels to Shiloh, there are now 25 books in the Alice book series, the most recent being Now I'll Tell You Everything.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is a very lovely, peaceful book, filled with wonder and the the gift of sharing that is so much a part of the Christmas spirit. Even as an adult I loved this little story. It is excellent story to read with a child. A good bedtime story.