The Christmas Angels

Else Wenz-Viëtor

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A beautiful picture book of the work of the Christmas angels on Christmas Eve.

208 x 265 mm
Floris Books
Picture Books
colour illustrations
Age Range:
From 3 to 6 years
32 pages
Publication date:
15 Sep 2022
2nd edition


It's Christmas Eve, and most people are safely tucked up in their beds. But the Christmas angels know who needs their help on this holy night, and are ready to fly down to help the lost, lonely and weary.

Small children will love the row of cut-out angel heads which reveal the features of each little angel in turn. This is a beautiful and inspiring picture book which sings of the message of Christmas loving kindness from every page.


'An old-fashioned aura seeps from the gently coloured illustrations of this inspiring tale. It is about angels who are ready to fly down to earth to help the lost, the lonely and the weary. Children love the cut-out angels' heads which reveal the features of each one in turn - and the paper is sufficiently strong to withstand a great deal of handling.'
-- Carousel Christmas Guide to Children's Books

'This book is delightfully illustrated with a cut-out of each angel's head on every page ... Children will learn an important lesson from this book and understand that the overriding message of Christmas is to be good to others ... The rhyming sentences are lovely to read.'
-- Creative Steps magazine

'First published in 1933, Wenz-Viëtor has written and illustrated a simple, yet sublime Christmas counting book with timeless appeal. A clever design of cut-out angel heads running across the landscape book will enchant readers, especially when each black and white illustration is transformed into colour with every turn of the page. The Christmas Angels is a beautifully packaged book with classic illustrations, which highlight the importance of charitable deeds in a clear and simple way.'
-- Inis Magazine

'A beautiful vintage Christmas story! At the top of each page there is a cut out of an angel's face, this is a very pretty book and it's fun to see the angel that features on each page... The illustrations are lovely, beautiful snowy scenes of animals, a glimpse of people inside their houses and Christmas decorations.'
-- Kaleidoscope Magazine


Else Wenz-Vietor (1882-1973) was a well-known and prolific children's book illustrator in 1920s and 1930s Germany. The Christmas Angels is the first of her over 150 books to be translated into English.

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