Carol’s Caravan of Christmas Creations (Christmas Books from the Basement)

The Christmas book box.  Not really the way the books should be stored

The Christmas book box. Not really the way the books should be stored

While looking hopelessly at all the prized possessions (mostly junk) in the basement, I saw the box of Christmas books.  The books were collected over the years that my children were small and they reside unceremoniously in an old box in the basement. They have not seem much light in the last few years. I decided I would delve into the box once a day during December to bring to you a selection of Christmas books.

There are a few books in there!

There are a few books in there!

Christmas books offer a wide range of styles. The stories range from classics ( A Christmas Carol, The Gift of the Magi, A Child’s Christmas in Wales) to stories that started as advertising and have turned into a beloved part of Christmas (Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer). My Christmas box of books runs the gamut.  Yes, there are a selection of Little Golden Books in there.

Each day, I will pull a book out the box and tell you about it. Sometimes, I may tell you about the story, sometimes the author, or sometimes I might just get sidetracked. Please join me on this journey to Christmas with stories.

Today’s book is –

The Night Before Christmas by Clement Clarke Moore

A Pop-Up Book by Robert Sabuda

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I am SURE we will see this story again during the month. The important thing about this version is the artistry of the book. This is one of the fabulous pop-up books by Robert Sabuda. These are not children’s pop-up books. They are incredible. If you have never seen one, you really need to go to your local bookstore and see his work.

"More rapid than eagles his coursers they came."

“More rapid than eagles his coursers they came.”

I gave this book to my Mother for Christmas one year.  Robert Sabuda has a large selection of pop-up books (including The Wizard of Oz, Peter Pan, Alice in Wonderland, and The Little Mermaid). They might be just the perfect thing for the “hard to shop for person” on your Christmas gift list.

Happy December 1! I hope you will join me for this adventure.

Thanks for reading!

About Carol Early Cooney

I love to read. I love to share my thoughts on books and hope to hear what you think also. Looking to see what books I read beyond those I write about? Check out my Goodreads!
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2 Responses to Carol’s Caravan of Christmas Creations (Christmas Books from the Basement)

  1. Gerry Wilson says:

    What a beautiful book! I have a stack of Christmas books, too, that I collected for my sons over the years. I don’t think I’ve put them out for a couple of years now. I should return to that tradition–piling them in a basket in the den so anybody can pick up one (or more!) and read. Thanks for the reminder. It *is* that time, isn’t it?!

  2. What a great idea! Last year I bought R. Sabuda’s pop up book for the family. The illustrations are beautifully crafted and cut. Every Christmas I put my small collection in my family room bookcase and reread my favorites.

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