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The Christmas Book Flood (Hardcover)
The illustrations are glorious! Even the dogs curl up with a book in this wonderfully written story about a book-giving tradition in Iceland. Kilgore captures in light verse the experience of looking for the right book, which as book lovers know, i can be as much fun as reading. [Blanca]— From The Christmas Book Flood
AN INDIE BESTSELLER!
This lovely and lyrical picture book, based on a real Icelandic tradition, brings all the sparkle and anticipation of Christmas—and of the joys of reading—to the page.
The northern lights dance,
snow blankets the ground,
it’s the Christmas season—so the Book Flood begins!
People plan and they dream,
and they visit the shops
for books to give loved ones, and families, and friends.
And when Christmas Eve comes,
they’ll share magical stories,
curl up by the fire, and read, read, read, read…
With gorgeous artwork and a diverse cast of characters, Emily Kilgore and Kitty Moss's The Christmas Book Flood is a surefire holiday classic.
About the Author
Emily Kilgore is a teacher and the author of the picture book The Whatifs. She wrote The Christmas Book Flood by candlelight while in Sweden. She lives in Minnesota. Visit her website to learn more.
Kitty Moss is an artist, and the author and illustrator of Where Bone? She lives in Ireland. Visit her website to learn more.
“The art adds old-world charm while leading the narrative through blue-tinted winter nights and warm, homey interiors. Moss’ lovely . . . captivating illustrations depict a family of four . . . as the story’s focus among a racially diverse country town . . . Marvelously enchanting.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review
“Expressive and poetic . . . Bibliophiles will revel in this stunning celebration of the written word. The Christmas Book Flood sparkles with bookish excitement on every page.” —BookPage
“An atmospheric celebration of Christmas as a time to celebrate the written word.” —Publishers Weekly
“The warm illustrations depict a wonderfully diverse town and the renderings exude book love for all . . . A must-have for library collections and displays during the holiday season.” —School Library Journal
“[Kilgore’s] free-verse text sets the mood, a mix of awe and excitement as it describes the build-up to December 24 . . . Moss’s gorgeous full-bleed collage illustrations appropriately feature printed paper, and their rich hues perfectly capture the beauty of the northern lights.” —Horn Book