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A young boy, with a little advice from Santa Claus, performs a miracle on Christmas Day, restoring joy to his little sister's heart.
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The acclaimed author and her gifted artist colleague who created Amy The Dancing Bear return with a delightful, colorfully illustrated story of Christmas and a very special family.
Full-color illustrations throughout.From Publishers Weekly:
Simon, whose first foray into children's books was Amy and the Dancing Bear , here offers a holiday tale that she invented for her children when they were small. As a writer, Simon displays a developing feel for language, but the plot, which revolves around a boy named Ben and his suddenly mute sister, Miranda, is uneven, and the tone frequently becomes maudlin. Asked by his grandfather to ring the bells in the church steeple one Christmas Eve, Ben gets the bright idea to fetch Santa early by ringing the midnight bells at 11 o'clock. When Ben begs Santa for help with his sister's handicap, Santa suggests the lad wake the town in the morning with a symphony of bells. Ben does so, Miranda speaks again and readers are left completely mystified as to the cause of her ailment and its sudden cure. Datz's illustrations, though colorful and meticulously executed, are two-dimensional. It's a well-meaning book, but hardly the stuff of which classics are made. All ages.
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