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Once Upon a Christmas Eve Hardcover – Bargain Price, October 30, 2005


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Ann Arbor Media Group (October 30, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1587262908
  • ASIN: B000V5YHOY
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 10 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,584,627 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From the Inside Flap

For centuries, it has been said that animals can speak at midnight on Christmas Eve. Looking out the window of her farmhouse, Kate wonders if the legend is true. Wanting to know for certain, she ventures out of the house and into the woods alone. As Kate finds herself lost in the dreamlike forest, she discovers the answer.

Author Kathy-jo Wargin's poetic telling of Once Upon a Christmas Eve is sure to captivate the hearts of readers young and old, while the paintings of wildlife artist Bruce Langton will inspire the magic of Christmas Eve for generations to come. --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.

About the Author

Kathy-jo Wargin is the bestselling author of numerous children's books, including The Legend of Sleeping Bear. She has received many awards for her work, among them an International Reading Association Children's Choice Award for The Legend of the Loon, and an IRA Teacher's Choice Award for Win One for the Gipper, an earlier collaboration with illustrator Bruce Langton. --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.

More About the Author

Kathy-jo Wargin is the bestselling author of more than 45 books such as the children's classic The Legend of Sleeping Bear, 2001 IRA Children's Choice Award Winner The Legend of the Loon, IRA Teacher's Choice Award Winner Win One for the Gipper, Bank Street College of Education Best Book Listee The Voyageur's Paddle, and newly released Alfred Nobel, The Man Behind the Peace Prize. She has also written two widely successful coffee table books titled Michigan, The Spirit of the Land and The Great Lakes Cottage Book, working in collaboration with her husband, Great Lakes photographer Ed Wargin.

Kathy-jo Wargin was born and raised on the iron range of northern Minnesota, and studied music composition at the University of Minnesota-Duluth. She has been writing professionally for more than twenty years, and is dedicated to the creation and promotion of quality literature for children. She is a frequent guest speaker at reading conferences throughout the nation such as IRA, MAME, MRA and more. In addition, she regularly visits school systems to perform large and small group presentations and teacher in-service programs, as well as frequent book signing tours and promotional events. Kathy-jo Wargin and family reside in Minnetonka, Minnesota.

Her newest book is titled Moose on the Loose. Here's what School Library Journal has to say: PreS-Gr 1-This rhyming text begins by asking: "What/would you do/with a moose/on the loose?/Would you chase him,/or race him,/or stand up to face him?" As the book continues, the creature becomes more daring, and children will delight in the antics of both the moose and its young human companion. Bold, bright, cartoonlike illustrations capture the action in a humorous style, inviting readers to look closely at all the details. The large boldfaced type complements the illustrations and action. Colorful spreads and simple rhymes will make this whimsical story a hit.-Margaret R. Tassia, Millersville University, PA

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Armchair Interviews on November 8, 2005
Format: Hardcover
On Christmas Eve, each and every year, it is said that the animals speak at midnight. Kate has heard this story and wants so much to know that it is true. So she leaves her home and goes out alone into the woods to see for herself. As she wanders through the forest she becomes lost.

When Kate suddenly awakes, snug and warm in her bed on Christmas morning she is disappointed because she believes she has dreamed her forest adventure. But a small doll provides her with the answer she has yearned for.

Wargin has written a lovely story that will warm the hearts and bring joy to all, children and adults alike. In Once Upon a Christmas Eve the illustrations are beautiful, peaceful and inviting and add so much to the story.

Armchair Interviews says Once Upon a Christmas Eve is a book worth having and keeping forever and one that will make a wonderful gift to that important child in your life.
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Format: Hardcover
Kate is a young girl who has heard about a holiday legend that claims that at the stroke of midnight on Christmas Eve, all the animals can speak! Unable to sleep, Kate dresses warmly and goes out to see if the legend is true. The result is a true Christmas adventure that will entertain the minds of imaginations of young readers. This beautifully told story by Kathy-Jo Wargin is memorably illustrated with the museum gallery quality artwork of Bruce Langton whose snowy images provide the perfect showcase for Wargin's imaginative prose. "Once Upon A Christmas Eve" can justifiably be considered as a true Christmas classic to be read and enjoyed by many future generations of young readers.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Lisa on October 16, 2005
Format: Hardcover
Delightful illustrations and a sweet story. This is a book that we will buy for our children and grandchildren. The beautiful and accurate animals with the sweet girl really make this a Christmas classic!
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I bought this book for my 7 year old daughter for Christmas. I received it in a timely manner from Amazon. Although this book tells a beautiful story, it is more for a very young child. My 7 year old read it in 1 minute. It is not challenging to read. I buy books not only for the story but for the challenge of reading it.
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By C. Perrelli on January 24, 2009
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I got this for my niece. She really liked the book. It has nice pictures and a cute story
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