It's Christmas Eve and an old woman lies in the snow. She is exhausted by her efforts to make money for food when a vandal on a motorbike robs her of the little she has scraped together. But this is the time of year for miracles, and unexpected help is at hand. Peter Collington's book is unique in a moving and timeless way, but unsentimental and often takes a humorous slant on the traditional story. It is completely WITHOUT TEXT - an unusual approach which makes for children to use their imagination. hen all is said and done, this is what the Christmas message is all about.
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"This is a Christmas miracle like no other, with such richness in image and story that children will return to it again and again" (Booklist, starred review).
"Without a doubt the most original Christmas book of the year not the least because of its surprising yet, in context, fitting combination of the devout and the surreal."--The Horn Book, starred review
"The story is sweet, simple and wordless. The illustrations are intricate enough to warrant reading this one over and over."--American Bookseller
"...an upbeat story to treasure for this and many Christmases to come."--School Library JournalFrom the Inside Flap:
The wooden figures in a Christmas crèche come to life to save a poor old woman in this truly original, deeply moving contemporary parable. Told with 96 pictures by Peter Collington, the master of the wordless story, this is a Christmas treasure the entire family can enjoy.
In the Publishers Weekly 12th Annual Off-the-Cuff Awards, booksellers chose A Small Miracle as the Book We?re Sorriest to See Go Out of Print. Knopf is proud to reintroduce this picture book classic?priced $2 lower than the original?just in time for Christmas.
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Book Description Red Fox, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110099680718
Book Description Red Fox, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0099680718