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One Christmas in Lunenburg

by Amy Bennet, illustrated by Don Kilby

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list price: $19.95
edition:Hardcover
published: Oct 2004
ISBN:9781550288681
imprint: Lorimer
Description

Do the animals know it's Christmas Eve?

It's Christmas Eve on Nova Scotia's South Shore, and nine-year-old Rachel and her younger brother, Nathan, are caught up in the excitement of the season. This year, Rachel is less interested in coloured lights and gifts than finding out whether the legend that all animals can speak at the hour of midnight on Christmas Eve is true. None of the adults seem to believe it, and even Nathan seems more concerned with the imminent arrival of Santa Claus than that old, holy story. Little does she know, Nathan has a
surprise gift for his sister -- a small wonder of his own to share.
Gorgeous full-colour paintings by award-winning illustrator Don Kilby capture the beauty of Lunenburg, N.S. and surrounding communities, and are the perfect accompaniment to this special story about everyday miracles by newcomer Amy Bennet.

About the Authors

Amy Bennet

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Don Kilby's unique vision of rural life stems partly from the time he spent on the prairie and partly from the myriad jobs he has held including lumberjack, steelworker, paperboy and graphic artist. His paintings capture the detail and shifting moods of the landscape and its inhabitants. Don lives in Eden Mills, Ontario. For more information, visit www.donkilby.com.
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
4 to 6
Grade:
2 to 3
Reading age:
4 to 6
Awards
  • Winner, Canadian Children's Book Centre Our Choice Selection
Editorial Reviews

"One Christmas in Lunenburg is one of the loveliest new Christmas books for children this season."

— The Evening News

"[One Christmas in Lunenburg is an uplifting Christmas tale about what can happen when the magic of Christmas Eve mingles with the love between a brother and sister.

— The Chronicle Herald

"One Christmas in Lunenbeg is a great story about the miracle and mystery of Christmas, and the imagination and inquisitiveness of children. With bright, detailed illustrations, and a story focused on Christmas and family that weaves the issue of disability subtly into its text, the book is sure to add its own touch of wonder to the holdiay season."

— Canadian Children Book News

"[Don Kilby's paintings are textured, deeply hued, almost reverential (in the best possible way)."

— The Globe and Mail

"This is a gentle story about growning up. In her quest for the truth, Rachel discovers that love is a powerful and complex force that infuses life with purpose and meaning. The paintings by award-winning illustrator Don Kilby beautifully portray the story's rural setting as well as the wonder and excitement of the season."

— Resource Links

"Amy Bennet creates a timeless tale of Christmas wonder which is perfectly and beautifully complemented by Don Kilby's rich and lustrous illustrations."

"Amy Bennet has crafted a sweet and lovely holiday tale, a story that families will look forward to sharing each year at that special time."

"This book deserves a place in family libraries as well as on school library shelves."

— CM: Canadian Review of Materials

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One Christmas in Lunenberg

When Rachel wonders whether animals can speak on Christmas Eve, she gets a surprise gift from her brother. Exquisite paintings are the perfect accompaniment to this story about everyday miracles.

Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Canadian Children’s Book News. 2006.

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