The Christmas Wish

The Christmas Wish


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This New York Times bestselling Nordic tale in the tradition of The Snowman, The Polar Express, and the many books of Jan Brett will have readers of all ages believing in the magic of Christmas. This is one to pull out every year and savor!

Long ago, a brave little girl named Anja wanted to be one of Santa's elves. So she leaves a note for her family and helps her elderly neighbor prepare for the holiday, then she straps on her skis, and heads out into the snowy landscape. From a red bird to a polar bear to a reindeer, a menagerie of winter animals help Anja make her way to Santa. A generous trim-size, matte cover, extraordinary photographs, and foiled title make this a special book for the holiday season.

And don't miss the other "Wish" books:
The Reindeer Wish
The Tiny Wish
The Brave Little Puppy 
The Puppy's Wish
The Polar Bear Wish

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780449816813
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 09/10/2013
Pages: 48
Sales rank: 30,325
Product dimensions: 9.20(w) x 12.20(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile: AD720L (what's this?)
Age Range: 3 - 7 Years

About the Author

LORI EVERT is the author of The New York Times bestseller The Christmas WishThe Tiny WishThe Reindeer Wish and The Brave Puppy. She and her family created The Wish books together. They split their time between Minnesota and Norway.

PER BREIEHAGEN is an award-winning, internationally acclaimed photographer from Norway. His credits include National Geographic, Audubon, and The New York Times Magazine. He created the images for The Wish Books with his daughter, Anja, and wife, Lori Evert.

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The Christmas Wish 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Christmas Wish by Lori Evert is a wonderful story, that brings back the innocence and promise of a child's Christmas.  Compelling writing and beautiful photographs make this a real gem. Paul B.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book will forever more be a part of our holiday family traditions. You'll take a magical wooded journey with a precious little girl and her critter friends in this story. The first time I read this to my six year old son he was transfixed; completely absorbed in the story, the amazing Nordic setting and the stunning photography. He truly believed in each friendship that this sweet little girl made with her animal friends. This book rings true to the innocence, magic and kindness of Christmas as it should be!
SailorGirlMN More than 1 year ago
My 7-year-old granddaughter and I both love this book...the photos are magical, the story is well-written and the message -- be kind, be brave, and follow your dreams -- is inspiring. This has become my new favorite, not only for Christmas but for all year long.
lilartx More than 1 year ago
This book has a very sweet story. A great book to bring out for the Christmas Holidays. The pictures are so beautiful and help to make this story special for your special little girl. Absolutely love it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a beautifully illustrated heartwarming story of Christmas to be cherished by young and old alike!
gramJH More than 1 year ago
I loved the story, but the pictures were excellent. My granddaughter loved it too, but it is a book I will keep at my house, and others can read it too, and enjoy the pictures. The little girls and her clothes from that part of the world just made t.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Discovering this book was a delight!  Author Lori Evert and her husband per Breiehagen have teamed up to create an enchanting story that will surely capture children's interest and imagination, and will also touch their hearts. It is a mystical tale about having dreams and how our dreams become real for us--all experienced through little Anja's adventure in a Nordic winter wonderland.  Stunning photography invites you to linger on each page, and the open ended finish to the book provides an opportunity to further engage in the story.  This is a lovely Christmas book that both adult and child will be happy to read over and over again.
jbarr5 More than 1 year ago
The Christmas Wish by Lori Evert Anja's dream is to become one of Santa's elves. She prepared by doing things for others to get ready for the big day. Besides her horse she has help from a red cardinal and she knows what other signs to look for: stars, Northern lights, etc She has help from others and they are able to tell a tale from a book she is carrying. She is given something special by Santa and she wonders if she has dreamed all of this.. What I like about this book besides the story are the pictures, brilliant colors and so many creatures to point out in their native land. I received this book from Edelweiss and Random House in exchange for my honest review.
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Businessbookjunkie More than 1 year ago
This beautifully photographed story helps children see what the season is like in other parts of the world and why it is important to be sensitive to the needs of others. Loved it.
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I love this book, but buyer beware! Barnes and Noble still has not delivered this book to my niece and it will be an entire month before they expect delivery to her door. I will order from Amazon next time.  I am very disappointed in the way Barnes and  Noble handles ship directs.  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The pictures are not as good as the buildup states.For a children's book, I expected more.