The Christmas Boot

author Lisa Wheeler

illustrator Michael Glenn Monroe

ISBN-10: 1587263270

ISBN-13: 978-1587263279

As Hannah Greyweather walks through the woods near her home, she discovers a black boot. Her feet are cold and, since the owner is nowhere to be found, she sees no harm in trying it on. The boot fits surprisingly well! How nice it would be to have a second boot to warm her other foot . . . and one appears, magically. Toasty mittens and a snug cottage arrive just as mysteriously, making Hannah happy and warm. But one evening, the owner of the boot knocks on her door . . . and wants it back. Will Hannah be able to part with her marvelous find? And who is the bearded stranger at her door?

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The Christmas Boot

author Lisa Wheeler

illustrator Jerry Pinkney

ISBN-10: 0803741340

ISBN-13: 978-0803741348

*starred review*

Gently told and exquisitely illustrated. . . Pinkney’s (The Lion & the Mouse) meticulously detailed art exudes old-world charm and is a splendid match for Wheeler’s (the Dino series) tender tale about taking only what one needs. Ages 4–8. Publishers Weekly (starred review)

 

*starred review*

The original story flows like a folk tale, with a fine blend of dialogue and description. Dramatic tension and humor result from Hannah's unfamiliarity with Santa, and children will enjoy being in on the identity of the red-suited visitor. Pinkney enhances the strong text with his delightful watercolor illustrations filled with homey details and swirling snowflakes. Both Hannah and Santa have ruddy complexions, and both seem like real people rather than storybook characters. An extra-large trim size, high-quality paper, and a thoughtful design add to the book's overall appeal. A winner of a story with enchanting illustrations by a master. (Picture book. 4-7) Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

 

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