The Christmas Magic (Hardcover)
October 2009 Indie Next List
“A gentle, sweet story of Santa as he waits for the Christmas magic. The pictures match the text perfectly, in a way that only Jon J Muth could manage. This one belongs on the shelf next to your The Night Before Christmas.”
— Katherine Fergason, Bunch of Grapes Bookstore, Vineyard Haven, MA
Best-selling author, Lauren Thompson, and Best-selling Caldecott Honor Book artist Jon J Muth join forces to present a story that is filled with the magic, wonder, and love of Christmas.
Far, far North, when the nights are longest and the stars shine brightest, Santa begins to prepare for his big night of giving. He gathers his reindeer, feeds them parsnips and berries, and polishes his bells and his sled. Then lovingly, he chooses toys for every child in the world. For Santa loves them all, and he knows what each child at heart wants most. Then, with the thrum of magic that makes reindeers fly, he spreads the Christmas joy and warmth throughout the world--as he always has -- and always will until the end of time.
About the Author
Lauren Thompson is the author of several picture books, including the popular Mouse's First series, Little Quack series, and the Wee Little series. She is also the author of the critically acclaimed "The Apple Pie That Papa Baked" as well as "Leap Back Home to Me"; "Chew, Chew, Gulp!"; and "Hop, Hop, Jump!" She lives with her husband and son in Brooklyn, New York.
JON J MUTH has written and illustrated many acclaimed picture books including his Caldecott Honor title, "Zen Shorts", which "Kirkus" proclaimed, "As perfect a picture as can be"; and "The Three Questions", which the "New York Times Book Review" called "quietly life-changing." His book "Zen Ties" was a "New York Times" bestseller. He lives in New York State with his wife and four children.