20420 Christmas Book House

My Book House, Christmas House.

A very charming green Christmas Book House, made of wood, with book spines decorated with lighted windows and Christmas Trees in gilt, green, shaped plates with yellow and red, and colourful margin decorations in yellow and red on the top boards. The house is the usual one with the dormer in front, but only one chimney and also with a set of red steps leading to the Travelships, which are placed in the center. It may have come with three separate wooden trees as well, according to the photographed ad in Dorothy Loring Taylor's reference, page 100.



The Star (and George).

George tried everything for the top of his Christmas tree, but nothing would do but a real star. So he brought one back in his rocket ship, but SWOOSH!! the star shot up the chimney! Very simple line drawings and text. Please note: THIS BOOK HAS BEEN SOLD



The Friendly Beasts. Baker, Laura. /Nicolas Sidjakov, ill. Parnassus Press.

The Friendly Beasts.

A very appealing little book with the Nativity told from the animal's point of view. Beautiful lithographs. A nice first Christmas present. The artist's similar Babouska, published three years later, Babouska, won the Caldecott Medal. Please note: THIS BOOK HAS BEEN SOLD



Mr. Pink and the House on the Roof.

The story of Mr. Pink, button manufacturer, who looks at modern conveniences with disdain, and that includes zippers! When the Copley's ask permission to build a house, then a garden, then a tennis court on the large factory roof, he begins to change. Nice Christmas pictures at the end of the book, with Mr. Pink arriving on the snowy roof for the celebration.
NOTE: This book has been SOLD.



La Nuit de Noel.

La Nuit de Noel.

A interesting story of two children who were stolen by the gypsies and joined a travelling show ... Carlito, a little boy from prosperous home, and Marguerite, an orphan left on the street. Please note: THIS BOOK HAS BEEN SOLD



Miss Muffet's Christmas Party.

Miss Muffet's Christmas Party.

Little Miss Muffet, faced with meditation on her tuffet for Christmas fun along with endless permutations of curds and whey, is invited to her first party by the Spider. There she meets just about every character in children's literature as of 1902. Many drawings in text. Please note: THIS BOOK HAS BEEN SOLD



Holly-Berry and Mistletoe, a Christmas Romance.

Holly-Berry and Mistletoe

A medieval quest for a lost son, in seven chapters, with a fairy-tale ending. Please note: THIS BOOK HAS BEEN SOLD



The House with Sixty Closets.

The House with Sixty Closets.

The Judge builds a house and his wife insists on sixty closets (wardrobes) to hold the many presents she gives to all. Years later a spirited minister's family with fifteen children comes to live in the house. The Judge and his wife step out of their portraits to join the outrageous fun, a frank report by each closet on their new life and a nighttime tour of the town in a string of linked closets pulled by a goat. A surprising story in a turn of the century binding. Please note: THIS BOOK HAS BEEN SOLD



Everett Anderson's Christmas Coming.

"14A/is up so high/our Christmas bounces/off the sky/and shines on all/the downer ones/Merry Christmas to them/says Mama/Merry Christmas from me/says Everett Anderson." The second E. A. book. Sensitive poems and pictures of a young black child. SIGNED AND BRIEFLY INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR IN 1977



18968 How Santa Claus Had a Long and Difficult Journey Delivering His Presents.

How Santa Claus Had a Long and Difficult Journey Delivering His Presents.

Santa's trials on Christmas Eve, shown in a wordless book with droll pictures.



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