Joy to the World
Tomie's Christmas Stories
ISBN 9780399255366 | 112 pages | 14 Oct 2010 | Putnam Juvenile | 9.25 x 6.25in | 1 - AND UP years
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For generations of his fans, Christmas has been synonymous with Tomie dePaola-after all, it's his favorite holiday! Now, readers will find three of his best-known and beloved Christmas stories together in one handsome volume.
Comprised of The Night of Las Posadas, The Story of the Three Wise Kings, and The Legend of the Poinsettia, along with several exquisitely illus trated Christmas carols, Tomie dePaola's. Christmas treasury will become an elegant addition to every family's holiday celebrations.
“Exquisitely wrought story…. dePaola’s talent for crafting folktales is honed to near-perfection, and his pages glow with the soft sun-washed hues of the Southwest.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review of The Night of Las Posadas
“dePaola’s illustrations are not simply pictures designed to expand the text: his illustrations are the text. dePaola uses the influence of Byzantine and Romanesque art to depict and enlarge our understanding of character and humanity.”—SLJ, starred review of The Story of the Three Wise Kings
“The story has a simple dignity, but it is the artwork that takes center stage here. The spreads, which feature everyday occurrences… are magnificently staged.”—Booklist, review of the Legend of the Poinsettia
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