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How Murray Saved Christmas
by Kelly Michaelis, Holiday Favorite: 1205
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My favorite holiday title is: How Murray Saved Christmas

I am: Kelly Michaelis.

This book is my favorite because: "The illustrations are delightful. The colors are vivid and a little shocking. The text is wonderfully funny. It deserves to be read aloud--preferable giving Murray a New York accent if you can manage it. When I read it aloud to my middle school students, I usually have them in stitches by the end of the book."

My favorite holiday tradition is: "My family and I prepare a themed progressive dinner on Christmas Eve, visiting my house, my sister's house and my Mom and Dad's house. Themes we have used in the past include: Elvis's favorites, German favorites, White House recipes ."


Publisher Marketing

  • Author: Mike Reiss
  • Illustrator: David Catrow
  • Publisher: Price Stern Sloan
  • Ages: 4-8.

    Publisher Marketing: When Santa is put out of commission, deli owner Murray Kleiner reluctantly agrees to take his place, putting a spin on Christmas that's all his own. And with the help of a pushy elf and an eager-to-believe young boy, Murray finds that even though he's not big enough to fill Santa's suit, he's got more than enough heart to get the job done.

Review Quotes: "Reiss scores a bullís-eye with this hilarious debut. Catrowís puckish watercolors are equal to Reissís wit and lightning pace." Publishers Weekly, starred review.


Kelly Michaelis submitted this book review.
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