Trimming the tree and revisiting favorite holiday stories are cherished Christmas traditions in small towns and big cities across the country. This beloved book celebrating the powers of kindness and faith, restored to its original 1947 design, is paired for the first time with an old-fashioned wooden ornament, perfect for handing down--along with warm memories--through generations of believers.
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Lovingly reproduced to match the original 1947 printing, this handsome hardback edition of Miracle on 34th Street comes in a gift box with a painted wooden tree ornament.
Screenwriter Valentine Davies's film classic has been so thoroughly enshrined in the Christmas canon that it's impossible to read this book without picturing Maureen O'Hara and Natalie Wood as the harried Macy's parade organizer and her precocious daughter. But what makes this gift-box edition interesting is a short note describing the book's production, which happened at a frantic pace--Davies fairly credits director David Seaton for much of the book's inspiration, and over 400,000 copies were rushed through to premiere simultaneously with the film.
Other print versions of Miracle on 34th Street might be more fun (including one illustrated by beloved kids book author Tomie de Paola), but for that '40s, old-timey appeal, this gift box can't be beat (not to mention it being a safe, easy go-to for stuffing stockings and bringing gifts to holiday parties). (Ages 9 to 12) --Paul HughesAbout the Author:
VALENTINE DAVIES (1905-1961) was a prominent Hollywood screenwriter. He served as president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and was a member of the Writers Guild of America, which now presents the Valentine Davies Award as one of its highest honors.
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Book Description HMH Books for Young Readers, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0152045759
Book Description Harcourt Children's Books, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Book and Access. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0152045759
Book Description HMH Books for Young Readers, U.S.A., 2002. Softcover. Book Condition: New. First Thus. The classic Christmas story reprinted 2002, using the original 1947 design, together with a matching tree ornament in sealed box. A nice gift. Boxed Set. Bookseller Inventory # 28385
Book Description HMH Books for Young Readers, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110152045759