Celebrate the season with this New York Times bestselling wintry tale that will have readers of all ages believing in the magic of Christmas. This is one to pull out every year and savor all winter long!
In the merry tradition of classics like The Polar Express,
this special picture book captures the holiday spirit. This is a timeless classic one to reread every year and savor all winter long!
Long ago, a brave little girl named Anja wanted to be one of Santa's elves.So she leaves a note for her family and helps her elderly neighbor prepare for the holiday, then she straps on her skis, and heads out into the snowy landscape. From a red bird to a polar bear to a reindeer, a menagerie of winter animals help Anja make her way to Santa. A generous trim-size, matte cover, extraordinary photographs, and foiled title make this a special book for the holiday season.
And don't miss the other "Wish" books: The Reindeer Wish The Tiny Wish The Brave Little Puppy The Puppy's Wish The Polar Bear Wish
September 10, 2013
Preschool - 2
Lexile: AD720L | Fountas/Pinnell: P
LORI EVERT is the author of The New York Times
bestseller The Christmas Wish
, The Tiny Wish
, The Reindeer Wish
and The Brave Puppy
. She and her family created The Wish books together. They split their time between Minnesota and Norway.
PER BREIEHAGEN is an award-winning, internationally acclaimed photographer from Norway. His credits include National Geographic
, and The New York Times Magazine
. He created the images for The Wish Books with his daughter, Anja, and wife, Lori Evert.
"A captivating Christmas story with a magic all its own.” --Starred, Kirkus Reviews
"…rosy-cheeked Anja looks like she’s stepped out of a fairy tale, and Breiehagen’s delicious (and, necessarily, digitally altered) photographs of her riding on the back of a polar bear and meeting Santa amid the snowy pines of the North Pole create the sense that magic is very real." -- Starred, Publishers Weekly
"[The Christmas Wish] points to both the timelessness and the otherworldliness of a child's Christmastime wonder." --The Horn Book
"…this cozy Nordic tale filled with extraordinary photographs will have readers of all ages believing in the magic of Christmas. This is one to pull out every year and savor." --The Children's Book Review
"Dreams have never been so photogenic." --USA Today