Christmas Eve at the Mellops'

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Christmas Eve at the Mellops'

By Tomi Ungerer

Phaidon Press, Hardcover, 9780714862507, 28pp.

Publication Date: September 19, 2011

It is the day before Christmas and the four Mellops brothers all have the same idea ? to surprise their family with a Christmas tree. By Christmas Eve the hall is full of trees ? and tears ? and the Mellops must find a way to share the festive cheer. Reissued in English to inspire and delight a new generation of children.

About the Author
TOMI UNGERER, winner of the 1998 Hans Christian Andersen Award in illustration for his lifetime contributions to children's literature, has created over 70 books for children. He was born in Strasbourg, Alsace, in France in 1931. After many years in America, he now lives in Ireland and Strasbourg.

Praise For Christmas Eve at the Mellops'

"Delightful. . .With their old-fashioned charm, timeless storytelling, and irresistible humor, the books are destined to win over new generation of readers." - School Library Journal

"If you look at the work of Tomi Ungerer, it's passionate, it's personal, it's marvellous and it's cuckoo, and it's that kind of variety that's always made for good children's literature." - Maurice Sendak, in The New York Times

"The kind of inventive story that will have kids asking for repeated readings." - Karen MacPherson, Scripps Howard News Service