Lara's First Christmas

Alice O. Howell; Illustrated by Maggie Mailer

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  • A charming and beautifully illustrated story about the real meaning of Christmas
  • Set in snowbound Norway, pre-World War II
  • From the author of The Beejum Book

Lara's First Christmas is a warm, luminous story about the real meaning of Christmas, from the author of The Beejum Book.

Format:
paperback
Size:
229 x 152 mm
Publisher:
Bell Pond Books
Subject:
Story Books & Anthologies
Illustrations:
b/w illustrations
Age Range:
From 8 to 11 years
Extent:
48 pages
ISBN:
9780880105538
Publication date:
01 Nov 2004

Description

Young Lara, along with her refugee parents, finds herself marooned in an isolated little hotel in snowbound Norway before World War II. Left all alone, she meets two eccentric, elderly English men, who teach her to ski, and the wise, grandfatherly carpenter Andreas, who teaches her that Christmas really is a universal event, open to every heart and every faith.

Lara's First Christmas is a warm, luminous story about the real meaning of Christmas, from the author of The Beejum Book, charmingly illustrated by the artist Maggie Mailer.

Author

Alice O. Howell (1922-2014) was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts. By the age of eighteen, she had lived in or travelled to thirty-seven countries. She graduated from the Buser Institut in Switzerland before returning to the US. She studied Jungian depth psychology and astrology for thirty years and was the author of seven books, including two books for children, The Beejum Book and Lara's First Christmas. She died just shy of her 92nd birthday.

Maggie Mailer is a painter living and working in New York State whose work has been shown internationally.

Links

This book is available in the US from Steiner Books.

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