It's Christmas Eve, and Mr. Biggins hasn't come home. Grandfather and Lizzie, bundled up well, go up the mountain in the snow to fetch the old dog. They climb and call, but there's no sign of Mr. Biggins, so they make camp on the mountaintop and spend the night. It's a night of wonderful surprises-and the return of Mr. Biggins on Christmas morning makes it perfect. Filled with the warmth of a close granddaughter-grandfather friendship, this story will enchant anyone who loves dogs, hiking, or Christmas.
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Born in New Hampshire and raised in Vermont, Kate Kiesler began painting at an early age. She graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design and now paints and illustrates full-time. Kate paints with oils, and her rich style has been highly praised. Kate Kiesler has illustrated numerous picture books, including THE GREAT FROG RACE AND OTHER POEMS. She lives in Frisco, Colorado.From Booklist:
Ages 5^-8. Not many children would relish sleeping in an igloo atop a freezing mountain, but that's where Lizzie happily spends Christmas Eve when she volunteers to help her grandfather search for his "old three-legged fool" dog, Mr. Biggins. Fatigue and bitter cold are countered by the joy of eating venison fried over an open fire, spotting the crimson light from the aurora, and curling up next to him in the igloo, feeling his warmth and savoring the smells of wood smoke and spice. Majestic oil paintings of snowy woodland landscapes help readers feel the progression of time from daylight to dusk and finally to darkness. This quiet, heartwarming story speaks volumes about the true spirit of Christmas and about love and respect for all life--including that of a three-legged mongrel dog. Lauren Peterson
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Book Description Clarion Books, 1995. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110395696267
Book Description Clarion Books. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0395696267 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.1071945