THE CHRISTMAS MAGIC by Lauren Thompson

THE CHRISTMAS MAGIC

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Age Range: 4 - 7
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KIRKUS REVIEW

Here’s a Santa Claus unlike any other. He lives with just a young reindeer companion and a cat. He has no elves as helpers but gathers the toys from a collection in his house and loads the sleigh himself. He wears a blue suit with a golden star at the end of his pointed hat. The spare text focuses on the Christmas magic drawing near, and the final spread with Santa’s sled rocketing skyward seems to symbolize the essence of that magical power. Muth’s muted watercolor illustrations are an excellent match for the lyrical text, with the soft grays, deep, midnight blues and the blue of Santa’s suit matching its melancholy quality. For those who find the jolly traditional Santa overbearing, this quieter approach may be a soothing alternative. (Picture book. 4-7)

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 2009
ISBN: 978-0-439-77497-0
Page count: 40pp
Publisher: Scholastic
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 15th, 2009




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