On Christmas Eve
In the big, quiet house where parents are sleeping, the children wait and listen, thinking of reindeer and angels and stars. Then, with no sound but there own thumping hearts, the children creep downstairs to see the glorious tree and to make a Christmas wish.
Margaret Wise Brown's magical story captures all the wonder and mystery of a child's Christmas Eve. Nancy Edwards Calder's exquisite paintings highlight all the details that make this night so special.
HarperCollins, 9780064436700, 32pp.
Publication Date: October 3, 2000
About the Author
Margaret Wise Brown, cherished for her unique ability to convey a child’s experience and perspective of the world, transformed the landscape of children’s literature with such beloved classics as Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny. Other perennial favorites by Ms. Brown include My World; Christmas in the Barn; The Dead Bird; North, South, East, West; and Good Day, Good Night.
Margaret Wise Brown is the author of such beloved classics as Goodnight Moon, The Runaway Bunny, and Big Red Barn. These, and her many other books continue to delight readers and listeners year after year.
Nancy Edwards Calder, a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, is the illustrator of The Christmas House by Ann Turner. She lives with her husband, Marshall, and her son, Ian, in Huntington Station, NY.