The Christmas of the Reddle Moon, Part 1994

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Dial Books, 1994 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
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On a cold Christmas Eve, Will and Liddy are lost in a sudden blizzard. The children take shelter in a deep hole, and upon waking, all they can see are the eyes of an enormous cat. The pit belongs to an strange old woman who, with her cat, rescues the children, and with the help of a stranger makes it a magical Christmas. Full color.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Two children are lost in a blizzard while they are on their way home on Christmas Eve in early 20th-century England. They try to take a shortcut through the heath but fall into a large hole where they ... Read full review

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I learned something new (all about reddle & reddle dealers), and the story was sweet. Read full review


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J. Patrick Lewis was born on May 5, 1942. He is a poet and prose writer who is known for his children's poems. He worked as a professor of economics before devoting himself full-time to writing in 1998. He is the author of 90 children's books including: BoshBlobberBosh, Please Bury Me in the Library, A Hippopotamusn't, First Dog, Spot the Plot, The House, and The National Geographic Book of Animal Poetry. In 2014, his title Voices from the March on Washington, made the Hot Civil Rights Titles List. He has received many awards from the American Library Association, The Golden Kite Award from the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, the Claudia Lewis Award from The Bank Street School and others. He also received the 2010-11 National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Excellence in Children's Poetry Award. He was also named the third, U.S. Children's Poet Laureate for 2011-2013 by the Poetry Foundation in Chicago.

Kelley is one of America's finest illustrations. His picture book artwork has earned numerous awards, including 23 gold and silver medals from the Society of Illustrators and the 1992 Hamilton King Award for best illustration. He lives and works in Cedar Falls, Iowa.

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