Joy to the World
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Joy to the World : Tomie's Christmas Stories

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A timeless celebration of Christmas from the legendary Newbery and Caldecott Honor winner Tomie dePaola!
This collection unifies three of the incomparable Tomie dePaola's most beloved Christmas stories into one handsome volume. Vividly portrayed and expertly crafted, The Night of Las Posadas, The Story of the Three Wise Kings, and The Legend of the Poinsettia are sure enchant and mesmerize the whole family during the holiday season.
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Product details

  • 6-8
  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 223.52 x 269.24 x 10.16mm | 459.99g
  • New York, N.Y.
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0147509521
  • 9780147509529
  • 562,881

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"Exquisitely wrought story.... dePaola's talent for crafting folktales is honed to near-perfection, and his pages glow with the soft sun-washed hues of the Southwest." - Publishers Weekly , starred review of The Night of Las Posadas

"dePaola's illustrations are not simply pictures designed to expand the text: his illustrations are the text. dePaola uses the influence of Byzantine and Romanesque art to depict and enlarge our understanding of character and humanity."- SLJ , starred review of The Story of the Three Wise Kings

"The story has a simple dignity, but it is the artwork that takes center stage here. The spreads, which feature everyday occurrences... are magnificently staged."- Booklist , review of the Legend of the Poinsettia
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"Exquisitely wrought story.... dePaola's talent for crafting folktales is honed to near-perfection, and his pages glow with the soft sun-washed hues of the Southwest." --Publishers Weekly, starred review of The Night of Las Posadas "dePaola's illustrations are not simply pictures designed to expand the text: his illustrations are the text. dePaola uses the influence of Byzantine and Romanesque art to depict and enlarge our understanding of character and humanity."--SLJ, starred review of The Story of the Three Wise Kings "The story has a simple dignity, but it is the artwork that takes center stage here. The spreads, which feature everyday occurrences... are magnificently staged."--Booklist, review of the Legend of the Poinsettia
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About Tomie DePaola

Children the world over have responded to the warmth and beauty of Tomie dePaola's books. He is the acclaimed author and/or illustrator of hundreds of books for children, including Newbery Honor winner 26 Fairmount Avenue, Caldecott Honor winner Strega Nona, New York Times best-seller Brava, Strega Nona! and classics such as Nana Upstairs & Nana Downstairs, The Art Lesson and Bill and Pete. Among his many awards and honors, he has received the Smithson Medal, Regina Medal, Sarah Josepha Hale Award, and he was designated a "living treasure" by the state of New Hampshire. Tomie dePaola lives in New London, New Hampshire. You can visit Tomie at www.tomie.com.
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Rating details

59 ratings
4.06 out of 5 stars
5 44% (26)
4 25% (15)
3 24% (14)
2 7% (4)
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