The Christmas House

by Turner, Ann. (HarperCollins, 1994 ISBN 0060234296. Order Online) Picture Book. 32 pages. Grades 1+.
This book was reviewed by Carol Otis Hurst in Teaching K-8 Magazine.


We start with Christmas from the point of view of the one hundred year old house who remembers all the people and all the other Christmases. From there each page gives us a different celebrant's point of view, even that of the dog and the cat. We end with another look from the house. It's quite touching and warm and a nice way to look at time and Christmas.


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