Chris van Allsburg lives in Providence, Rhode Island and lectures at the Rhode Island School of Design. He is a sculptor and artist, and twice winner of the Caldecott Medal, first for Jumanji, and then for The Polar Express. He has also received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society of Illustrators in October 2009.
You could do no better. Bittersweet, beautifully told, trad book.
The New Review (Supp.To the Observer)
Utterly perfect Christmas tale. One of the most atmospheric and perfectly paced Christmas stories ever written for children.
Read it Daddy! Blog
This classic tale is beautifully illustrated and helps children understand the value of presents.
Stunning and exciting… deeply painterly scenes express the wonder and imagination still fresh in childhood.
A powerfully atmospheric story with a dreamlike quality that will remain with young readers.
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