Gus, the adorable dormouse, is determined to stay awake and see Santa Claus make his visit in this Christmas story that is sure to warm hearts and spark imaginations.

A charming Christmas tale featuring the classic artwork of Eleonor Schmid, a highly regarded German illustrator. The adorable dormouse is determined to stay awake to greet Santa Claus. A beautiful, traditional tale featuring a gorgeous European-style Santa and lavish illustrations.


Eleonore Schmid was born in Lucerne, Switzerland in 1939. After studying at the local Art School she worked for three years as a graphic designer in Zurich. It was at this time that she began to design and illustrate books, children's magazines, games, menus and stamps. After travelling around Europe she settled for a time in Paris before moving on to New York where her first Picture Books were published.

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