The Christmas Wish

The Christmas Wish Cover

The Christmas Wish

By Lori Evert; Per Breiehagen (Illustrator)

Random House Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780449816813, 48pp.

Publication Date: September 10, 2013

In the tradition of The Snowman, The Polar Express, and the many books of Jan Brettthis cozy Nordic tale filled with extraordinary photographs will have readers of all ages believing in the magic of Christmas. This is one to pull out every year and savor.
Long ago, a brave little girl named Anja wanted to be one of Santa's elves.So she leaves a note for her family and helps her elderly neighbor prepare for the holiday, then she straps on her skis, and heads out into the snowy landscape. From a red bird to a polar bear to a reindeer, a menagerie of winter animals help Anja make her way to Santa. A generous trim-size, matte cover, and foiled title make this a special book for the holiday season.

About the Author
LORI EVERT is the author ofThe New York TimesbestsellerThe Christmas Wish, The Tiny Wish, The Reindeer WishandThe Brave Puppy.She and her family created The Wish books together. They split their time between Minnesota and Norway. PER BREIEHAGEN is an award-winning, internationally acclaimed photographer from Norway. His credits include National Geographic, Audubon, and The New York Times Magazine.He created the images for The Wish Books with his daughter, Anja, and wife, Lori Evert."

Praise For The Christmas Wish

"A captivating Christmas story with a magic all its own.” --Starred, Kirkus Reviews

The Horn Book, "[The Christmas Wish] points to both the timelessness and the otherworldliness of a child's Christmastime wonder." --The Horn Book