Christmas Day in the Morning (Hardcover)

By Pearl S. Buck, Mark Buehner (Illustrator)

HarperCollins Publishers, 9780688162672, 40pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2002



From Pulitzer and Nobel Prize-winning author Pearl S. Buck and acclaimed artist Mark Buehner comes a heartwarming story that illustrates the true meaning of Christmas.

Rob wants to get his father something special for Christmas this year--something that shows how much he really loves him. But it's Christmas Eve, and he doesn't have much money to spend. What could he possibly get? Suddenly, Rob thinks of the best gift of all...

The acclaimed author of nearly a hundred books for children and adults, Pearl S. Buck captures the spirit of Christmas in this elegant, heartening story about a boy's gift of love. Originally published in 1955, this timeless story with glorious full-color art by Mark Buehner will be a welcome addition to your holiday collection.

Praise For Christmas Day in the Morning

Abeautiful message, powerfully delivered.

Buck’s sentimental but touching story memorably illustrates the value of a gift created with love, a gift like Buchner’s.
-Kirkus Reviews

Moving and tender, this is a fine choice for reading aloud or family sharing.
-School Library Journal

This gem of a Christmas tale…gleams in its picture book debut.
-New York Times Book Review

Buehner’s…inky starlit winter skies and rustic barn revealed by lantern light transport readers to a husted and humble setting.
-Publishers Weekly (starred review)