The Christmas Magic (Hardcover)

By Lauren Thompson, Jon J. Muth (Illustrator), Lauren Thompson

Scholastic Press, 9780439774970, 40pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2009

List Price: 16.99*
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Winter 2009 Kids' List

“A gentle, sweet story of Santa as he waits for the Christmas magic. The pictures match the text perfectly, in a way that only Jon J Muth could manage. This one belongs on the shelf next to your The Night Before Christmas.”
— Katherine Fergason, Bunch of Grapes Bookstore, Vineyard Haven, MA
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Description

Best-selling author, Lauren Thompson, and Best-selling Caldecott Honor Book artist Jon J Muth join forces to present a story that is filled with the magic, wonder, and love of Christmas.

Far, far North, when the nights are longest and the stars shine brightest, Santa begins to prepare for his big night of giving. He gathers his reindeer, feeds them parsnips and berries, and polishes his bells and his sled. Then lovingly, he chooses toys for every child in the world. For Santa loves them all, and he knows what each child at heart wants most. Then, with the thrum of magic that makes reindeers fly, he spreads the Christmas joy and warmth throughout the world--as he always has -- and always will until the end of time.


About the Author

Lauren Thompson is the author of many beloved picture books, including the New York Times bestseller Polar Bear Night, its companion Polar Bear Morning, and The Christmas Magic. She is also the author of the popular Little Quack and Mouse's First series. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband and their son. Visit her online at laurenthompson.net.



Jon J Muth, renowned in the world of graphic novels, won an Eisner Award for his paintings in the graphic novel, The Mystery Play by Grant Morrison. He’s partnered with Neil Gaiman on The Sandman: The Wake, Walter and Louise Simonson on Havoc & Wolverine: Meltdown, and J. M. DeMatteis on Moonshadow and Silver Surfer.
His enchanting picture books include his Caldecott Honor Book Zen Shorts and four companion books featuring Stillwater the Panda. His book The Three Questions, based on a short story by Tolstoy, was called "quietly life-changing" by the New York Times Book Review. And the Horn Book called Jon's Stone Soup "delicious and satisfying." His exquisitely beautiful books have been translated into more than 15 languages and are cherished by readers of all ages. Jon lives in New York State with his wife and their four children.