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A gorgeous reimagining of the beloved Christmas poem, set in Africa Since Clement Clarke Moore penned this Christmas classic in 1825, it has been beloved by children around the world. Now, Caldecott Honor winner Rachel Isadora sets the poem in Africa, capturing the anticipation and excitement of Christmas in her stunning collages. Children will pore over the enchanting art ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published October 1st 2009 by G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
(first published 2009)
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Love this version, with the cut-paper collages and a Santa with dreadlocks. Like I read in a review elsewhere, the African setting doesn't feel forced—it just is what it is. After all, Santa's for all the little girls and boys of the world.
Rachel Isadora is an award-winning children's author and illustrator. She has written children's books on multiple topics including ballet, life in America and Africa, and has illustrated several Brother Grimm tales in an African setting. She is most well-known for her Caldecott Honor Award book "Ben's Trumpet". She was a ballet dancer before she became an illustrator and children's writer.More about Rachel Isadora...