|From The Publisher*
||Bells jingle, sleds dash through the snow, trees are topped with sparkling stars, and children everywhere dream of candy canes and presents. But the best gift of all-the most magical gift of the season-is when we spend Christmas with those we love. This New York Times -bestselling author and artist has created a special, beautiful book that families will want to share year after year-and now it's available as a board book. Readers will want to look for the Spirit of Christmas image that Nancy has hidden on every page!
The Spirit of Christmas : "Tillman ( On the Night You Were Born ) expertly swirls together reality and fantasy-the narrator's child delights in the sight of the decorated tree, the lion lies down with the lamb-as is fitting for such a magical night." - Shelf Awareness "Handsomely illustrated, this Christmas book is bound to be hyped as the perfect seasonal gift. … Tillman's sentimental sensibility and beautiful artwork ensure that this will become a popular choice at holiday time." - Booklist "A beautiful and timeless book." - School Library Journal "As the adult speaker of the story nods off in a comfy red chair, the Spirit of Christmas appears, ready to get the narrator in the holiday spirit. What follows is a buoyant, imagistic tribute to the season, as the Spirit lists joys both and intangible, before offering the reminder: 'Because it took nothing but love to begin it,/ it's not really Christmas if love isn't in it.' Tillman's ethereal illustrations are surreal but captivating." - Publishers Weekly "Bestselling author Tillman offers a dreamlike interpretation of the collective spirit that permeates the holiday." - Kirkus Reviews The Heaven of Animals: "Tillman describes a heaven for animals that is a magical place." -School Library Journal "Tillman has an uncanny knack for providing images of pure pleasure; perhaps because of its weightier theme, this is a particularly affecting addition to her library of titles." -Publisher's Weekly On the Night You Were Born : "This is one of those rare baby books that should make both skeptics and sentimentalists of all ages happy." - Publishers Weekly "A beautiful tribute to the uniqueness of every child." - Kirkus Reviews
||Nancy Tillman is the author and illustrator of the bestselling picture book On the Night You Were Born ; its companion journal, The Wonder of You: A Book for Celebrating Baby's First Year ; The Spirit of Christmas ; The Heaven of Animals ; and the New York Times bestsellers, Wherever You Are, My Love Will Find You ; The Crown on Your Head ; and I'd Know You Anywhere, My Love. She also created the mischievous cat Tumford in Tumford the Terrible and Tumford's Rude Noises, and illustrated It's Time to Sleep, My Love by Eric Metaxas. Nancy's mission in creating her books is to convey to children everywhere that "You are loved." She lives in Portland, Oregon. nancytillman.com