Prairie Christmas

By Elizabeth Van Steenwyk; Ronald Himler (Illustrator)
Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780802852809, 32pp.

Publication Date: September 2006

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Description
Eleven-year-old Emma is disappointed when she learns her mother, a doctor, has to deliver a baby on Christmas Day. But when she arrives with Mama at the house, Emma realizes she isn't the only one whose Christmas has been interrupted. Young Hansie and Will are sad about missing the holiday and anxious about their new sibling's arrival. Overcoming her own feelings of frustration, Emma works to create a special Christmas that the two young children won't forget.

With warm pencil-and-watercolor illustrations, this Christmas story offers a glimpse of life on the prairie in the 1800s. And, like Emma, young readers will be reminded that easing someone else's pain can often help ease their own.




About the Author
"Elizabeth Van Steenwyk" has written more than twenty books for young readers. The recipient of the Texas Bluebonnet Award and Vermont's Rebecca Caudill Award, Elizabeth lives in San Marino, California with her family.


Byrd Baylor lives and writes in Arizona, presenting images of the Southwest and an intense connection between the land and the people. Her prose illustrates vividly the value of simplicity, the natural world, and the balance of life within it.
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