The Spider's Gift
A Ukrainian Christmas Story
Publication Date: August 2010
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Katrusya finds the perfect Christmas tree in the deepest part of the forest and decorates it with homemade ornaments. But the next day the tree is crawling with spiders. When the family returns from church that evening, they discover that the spiders have left a dazzling Christmas miracle. Full color.
About the AuthorEric A. Kimmel, the author of more than thirty-five award-winning books for children, is professor emeritus of education at Portland State University in Oregon. He spends several months each year traveling throughout the United States, sharing his books and stories with audiences of children and adults. Mr. Kimmel and his wife make their home in Portland, Oregon.
This heartwarming story was beautifully illustrated by Katya Krenina, whose stylized, contemporary illustrations have been lavishly praised by reviewers and heralded as "stunning" by the New York Times Book Review. Publishers Weekly has compared her style to that of Chagall, for its intuitive, dreamlike quality.