The Spirit of Christmas

Author(s): Nancy Tillman

Childrens Picture Books

A celebration of the most magical holiday of the year, by the incomparable Nancy Tillman.


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Praise for "The Spirit of Christmas: ""Tillman ("On the Night You Were Born") expertly swirls together reality and fantasy--the narrator's child delights in the sight of the decorated tree, the lion lies down with the lamb--as is fitting for such a magical night."--Shelf-Awareness

"Handsomely illustrated, this Christmas book is bound to be hyped as the perfect seasonal gift. ...Tillman's sentimental sensibility and beautiful artwork ensure that this will become a popular choice at holiday time."--"Booklist"

"A beautiful and timeless book."--"School Library Journal"

"As the adult speaker of the story nods off in a comfy red chair, the Spirit of Christmas appears, ready to get the narrator in the holiday spirit. What follows is a buoyant, imagistic tribute to the season, as the Spirit lists joys both and intangible, before offering the reminder: 'Because it took nothing but love to begin it, / it's not really Christmas if love isn't in it.' Tillman's ethereal illustrations are s

Nancy Tillman is the author and illustrator of the "New York Times" best-selling picture book "On the Night You Were Born" and its companion journal, "The Wonder of You: A Book for Celebrating Baby's First Year." Her other books include "Wherever You Are: My Love Will Find You" and "Tumford the Terrible." A former advertising executive, Tillman now writes and illustrates full-time. She lives in Tualatin, Oregon.

General Fields

  • : 9780312549657
  • : St Martin's Press
  • : St Martin's Press
  • : 0.395
  • : August 2009
  • : 252mm X 255mm X 10mm
  • : United States
  • : November 2014
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Nancy Tillman
  • : Hardback
  • : 1215
  • : Nancy Tillman
  • : 32
  • : illustrations