The Spirit of Christmas
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The Spirit of Christmas

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Bells jingle, sleds dash through the snow, trees are topped with sparkling stars, and children everywhere dream of candy canes and presents. But the best gift of all - the most magical gift of the season - is when we spend Christmas with those we love. This bestselling author and artist has created a special, beautiful book that families will want to share year after year - and now it's available as a board book. Readers will want to look for the Spirit of Christmas image that Nancy has hidden on every page!
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Product details

  • 0-5
  • Board book | 16 pages
  • 161 x 167 x 18mm | 314g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • full colour illustrations
  • 1250064538
  • 9781250064530
  • 6,766

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"Tillman (On the Night You Were Born) expertly swirls together reality and fantasy--the narrator's child delights in the sight of the decorated tree, the lion lies down with the lamb--as is fitting for such a magical night." --Shelf Awareness

"Handsomely illustrated, this Christmas book is bound to be hyped as the perfect seasonal gift. ...Tillman's sentimental sensibility and beautiful artwork ensure that this will become a popular choice at holiday time." --Booklist

"A beautiful and timeless book." --School Library Journal

"As the adult speaker of the story nods off in a comfy red chair, the Spirit of Christmas appears, ready to get the narrator in the holiday spirit. What follows is a buoyant, imagistic tribute to the season, as the Spirit lists joys both and intangible, before offering the reminder: 'Because it took nothing but love to begin it, / it's not really Christmas if love isn't in it.' Tillman's ethereal illustrations are surreal but captivating." --Publishers Weekly

"Bestselling author Tillman offers a dreamlike interpretation of the collective spirit that permeates the holiday." --Kirkus Reviews

"The wonderful colored illustrations convey a sense of joy and peace." --Children's Literature

"As in On the Night You Were Born, the words directly address a young listener with comforting, fanciful imagery . . . Culminating in a final scene of a sleeping child in a floating bed under a watchful moon, this gentle, tender offering will buoy children with its strong messages of safety and love." --Booklist on It's Time to Sleep, My Love

"A luxuriant bedtime retreat for children and parents alike." --Kirkus Reviews on It's Time to Sleep, My Love

"This is one of those rare baby books that should make both skeptics and sentimentalists of all ages happy." --Publishers Weekly on On the Night You Were Born

"A beautiful tribute to the uniqueness of every child." --Kirkus Reviews on On the Night You Were Born

"Many parents will welcome this opportunity to tell their children how special and loved they are." --Booklist on On the Night You Were Born
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About Nancy Tillman

Nancy Tillman is the author and illustrator of the New York Times best-selling picture book On the Night You Were Born and its companion journal, The Wonder of You: A Book for Celebrating Baby's First Year. Her other books include Wherever You Are: My Love Will Find You and Tumford the Terrible. A former advertising executive, Tillman now writes and illustrates full-time. She lives in Tualatin, Oregon.
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Rating details

657 ratings
4.18 out of 5 stars
5 47% (309)
4 30% (199)
3 17% (114)
2 4% (29)
1 1% (6)
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