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Holiday Favorites
Children Of Christmas
By Caroline Stutson, Holiday Favorite: 1007

My favorite holiday title is: Cynthia Rylant's "Halfway Home" from her collection, CHILDREN OF CHRISTMAS Stories for the Season

I am: Caroline Stutson.

This book is my favorite because: "I love this story about a small cozy moment in a diner seen through a young girl's eyes on Christmas Eve. It reminds me that wonderful accidents happen all the time, that we need to keep our eyes open in order to discover them."

My favorite holiday tradition is: "This year I plan to start a new tradition since time and distance have erased some of our old ones. On Christmas Eve I plan to read at least one of my favorite children's Christmas stories to my husband, books that celebrate the good we carry inside of us."

Publisher Marketing

  • Author: Cynthia Rylant
  • Illustrator: S.D. Schindler
  • Publisher: Scholastic
  • Ages: 8 and up.

    Publisher Marketing: These five stellar stories . . . can be read aloud or silently, alone or in a group, at Christmas or in July, and by adults or children. . . . Ordinary places (and) . . . ordinary people . . . suddenly become extraordinary. . . . Unforgettable fiction".--The Horn Book, starred review.

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.

Caroline Stutson is the author of nine published picture books with a 10th one due out Spring 2008 with Simon & Schuster. The title is Cats' Night Out and it's a counting book. Here are some of her titles, carried by

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