Christmas Eve Magic

Christmas Eve Magic

By Carol-Ann Hoyte

A review of Christmas Eve Magic by Lucie Papineau

Published on September 1, 2006

Christmas Eve Magic
Lucie Papineau

Kids Can Press
$18.95
cloth
978-1-55337-953-9

The story of Christmas Eve Magic revolves around a wee pig named Barton who despises Christmas and everything about it. On Christmas Eve, the grumpy porcine changes his yuletide-hating ways after a little mouse shows him the magic of Christmas Past, Christmas Present, and Christmas Yet to Come. Animal characters make for an innovative and refreshing interpretation of Dickens’ classic A Christmas Carol. Stéphane Poulin’s sophisticated illustrations, rendered in oil on canvas, are warm and expressive. This book was originally published in French as Un chant de Noël. mRb

Carol-Ann Hoyte is the Quebec English-language regional coordinator for TD Canadian Children's Book Week and organizer of monthly mixers for Montreal anglophone children's book authors and illustrators.

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