It is Christmas Eve. An old woman is living in poverty in a caravan so she goes to the town with her accordion to earn some money for fuel and food. Eventually she is forced to sell her instrument, and then by a cruel twist of fate she is robbed on her way home and left unconscious in the snow.
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"This is a Christmas miracle like no other, with such richness in image and story that children will return to it again and again" (Booklist, starred review).
"Without a doubt the most original Christmas book of the year not the least because of its surprising yet, in context, fitting combination of the devout and the surreal."--The Horn Book, starred review
"The story is sweet, simple and wordless. The illustrations are intricate enough to warrant reading this one over and over."--American Bookseller
"...an upbeat story to treasure for this and many Christmases to come."--School Library JournalFrom the Inside Flap:
The wooden figures in a Christmas crèche come to life to save a poor old woman in this truly original, deeply moving contemporary parable. Told with 96 pictures by Peter Collington, the master of the wordless story, this is a Christmas treasure the entire family can enjoy.
In the Publishers Weekly 12th Annual Off-the-Cuff Awards, booksellers chose A Small Miracle as the Book We?re Sorriest to See Go Out of Print. Knopf is proud to reintroduce this picture book classic?priced $2 lower than the original?just in time for Christmas.
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Book Description Red Fox, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110099680718
Book Description Red Fox, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0099680718
Book Description Red Fox, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 99680718