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The creators of
Flight of the Reindeer draw on memories of Christmases from mid-20th-century New England, describing nostalgic scenes filled with family members and friends who share delicious holiday treats, enjoy sled rides and listen for the sound of reindeer hooves on the roof.
In A Child's Christmas in New England, Robert Sullivan and Glenn Wolff return together to their favorite subject. This is a memoir about a time when, and place where, (in the New England of the '50s and '60s), the snow was always deep and a light was always on in the window. At his daughter's urging Sullivan provides a Yuletide feast for the reader, full of his memories of childhood Christmases and recollections of his parents and grandparents and of relatives and siblings and of all the goings on that make Christmas what it is, now and then. He writes of Duchess the dog, of the glory of bubblers and the thrills of sled racing too fast downhill in the freezing cold, of hot fudge sundaes with the marshmallow and chocolate toppings spilling extravagantly over the rim of a pewter cup, of turkey dinners and small hot dogs and cheese fondue, and visiting friends, all as anticipated each December as Santa's visit and, just maybe the sound, once again, of reindeer hooves on the roof. There are adventures too and hazardous excursions for which Glenn Wolff's illustrations that accompany the whole story glow like Christmas presents by the fire, like ornaments on the Christmas tree, his memories like the author's, rich with the texture of their youth. Their Flight of the Reindeer: The True Story of Santa Claus and his Christmas Mission is now an established Yuletide classic. A Child's Christmas in New England is just made for Christmas like Truman Capote's A Christmas Memory and Dylan Thomas's A Child's Christmas in Wales. But this is a Sullivan and Wolff Christmas for your pleasure and enjoyment!
Number of Pages: 31
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Holidays + Celebrations / General, People + Places / United States / General, Lifestyles / Country Life
Publisher: Midpoint Trade Books Inc
Age Range: 9-12 years
Author: Robert Sullivan
Street Date: October 15, 2013
Item Number (DPCI): 247-08-1512
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