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Christmas Day in the Morning

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Christmas Day in the Morning

By Pearl S. Buck; Mark Buehner (Illustrator)

HarperCollins Publishers, Hardcover, 9780688162672, 40pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2002


Rob wants to get his father something special for Christmas this year -- something that shows how much he really loves him. But it's Christmas Eve, and he doesn't have much money to spend. What could he possibly get? Suddenly, Rob thinks of the best gift of all...

Author of nearly a hundred books for children and adults, and winner of both the Pulitzer and Nobel prizes, Pearl S. Buck has captured the spirit of Christmas in this elegant, heartwarming story about a boy's gift of love. Originally published in 1955, this classic story is now being issued, for the first time ever, as a picture book with glorious full-color art by acclaimed artist Mark Buehner.

A welcome addition to everyone's holiday collection, this timeless treasure will bring the true meaning of Christmas to the entire family for generations to come.

Praise For Christmas Day in the Morning

Abeautiful message, powerfully delivered.

Buck’s sentimental but touching story memorably illustrates the value of a gift created with love, a gift like Buchner’s.
-Kirkus Reviews

Moving and tender, this is a fine choice for reading aloud or family sharing.
-School Library Journal

This gem of a Christmas tale…gleams in its picture book debut.
-New York Times Book Review

Buehner’s…inky starlit winter skies and rustic barn revealed by lantern light transport readers to a husted and humble setting.
-Publishers Weekly (starred review)