Holiday Books

Christmas, (Biblical, Carols, Secular) and Hannukah,
The Santa Clauses.

The Santa Clauses.

Little Charlie takes matters into his own hands to prove that Santa Claus is real. Bright full-colour paintings of many Santas on facing pages. Translated. from German.

$6.00

 

Christmas Carols for Young Children.

Christmas Carols for Young Children.

It is a pleasure to see these images, although the colour seems dulled compared to early 20th c illustrations.

$40.00

 

Elijah's Angel, a story for Chanukah and Christmas.

Elijah's Angel, a story for Chanukah and Christmas.

Elijah, the old woodcarver, and the young boy Michael are friends. When Elijah carves Michael an angel, Michael doesn't know what to tell his Jewish family. Note: This book has been sold.

$15.00

 

At Christmas Time by Worth, illus by Frasconi.

At Christmas Time.

Christmas "Tree Lot/Weary of glare And clatter, Slush and exhaust,/We stop for breath In this hushed Miraculous grove,/Haunted by scents Of distant Forests and hills/And a ghostly Unforgettable Savor of happiness."About 50 poems. Coloured woodcuts by a master. (Much more easily appreciated if the jpg is opened to full screen. Just click on the photo.)

$12.00

 

21337 Will There Be Polar Bears for Christmas? by Jarman ill Lamont.

Will There Be Polar Bears for Christmas?

Once the family arrives at Aunt Agatha's, Sam worries that his letter to Santa has laid out the wrong directions. But Aunt Agatha knows how to post a letter in a special tree at the top of the snowy hill. An absolutely charming story with illustrations to match, in the style of Shirley Hughes. Gift condition.

$25.00

 

14363 The Christmas Tomten by Rydberg, ill Harold Wiberg.

The Christmas Tomten.

A classic Swedish tale in which Little Vigg learns about the spirit of giving from his journey with the Christmas Tomten, newly illustrated with pictures set in the book's original era by a well loved Swedish artist.

$155.00

 

14363 The Christmas Tomten by Rydberg, ill Harold Wiberg.

The Christmas Tomten.

A classic Swedish tale in which Little Vigg learns about the spirit of giving from his journey with the Christmas Tomten, newly illustrated with pictures set in the book's original era by a well loved Swedish artist.

$155.00

 

21806 Noel for Jeanne-Marie by Françoise.

Noël for Jeanne-Marie.

A happy introduction to a traditional Christmas in the South of France. Françoise' second book about Jeanne-Marie and her lamb Patapon..

$95.00

 

20398 Something for Christmas Palmer Brown UK1st.

Something for Christmas.

 A sweet little conversation between a mother and son about what he could give to a special person for Christmas.

$45.00

 

21893 Bobby and Jane Hurry Through the Rain to Make a Trip on the Hanky Train.

Bobby and Jane Hurry Through the Rain...

Happy Holidays!! In a decorated box with all hankies untouched: Bright primary colours with an almost Czech folkloric feel: the entire book is bordered in red scallops and the train runs along a blue track.

Each car: the Engine, the Hanky Limited, Parlor, Diner, Sleeper, Reserved and Baggage/Mail, has a different design around the windows and stamped on the wheels and roof. Each panel has a cheery poem and a little bird or duck or mouse offering side comments on the action.

The hankies have a more typical l940's/50's US "vintage" style, picturing animals and children and leaning toward blue and yellow, in inexpensive sized cotton. The box is decorated with little figures in primary colours of animals and toys.  

All is designed to make a child feel adventurous, safe, and happy. The yellow and green striped caboose bears letter banners saying Home Sweet Home and the text reads
"Hey Bobby, Oh Jane, get off the train.
The rooster shouts again and again
Mother and Daddy are waiting for you
Take the six Hankies and Good By, you two!

$275.00

 

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