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A very Mary Christmas : a collection of holiday art
Engelbreit, Mary.
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Kansas City, MO : Andrews McMeel Pub., 1999.
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112 pages ; 24 cm
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NC975.5.E54 A4 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Holiday
NC975.5.E54 A4 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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Renowned illustrator Mary Engelbreit loves Christmas. Of course, her loyal fans could have guessed as much since many of her most treasured illustrations celebrate the magic of Christmas. Now, that magic is captured for the first time in this Christmas compendium, A Very Mary Christmas.Within its pages, readers will find the spirit of the Christmas holiday through the eyes of America's unparalleled illustrator. With the help of its inspiring words and visual beauty, readers everywhere will picture themselves crunching through fresh snow, feel the breeze of angel's wings softly on their cheeks, and hear the booming laughter of jolly St. Nick as he ventures from rooftop to rooftop. This special collection contains Mary's famous Christmas works of art, as well as her remembrances of winter holidays past. Readers will become inspired to create the enchanting holiday festivities and traditions featured in the book as they journey through each of its five sections: Let It Snow! Let Innocence and Joy Prevail Don't Waste the Miracle The Man of the Hour Its Mighty Founder Was a Child Himself Perfect for the coffee table, this captivating collection is sure to provide Mary Engelbreit fans, and those who love Christmas, with A Very Mary Christmas indeed.

Author Notes

Mary Engelbreit had her first success as an illustrator of greeting cards in the late 1970s. She formed her own greeting card company in early 1980s after becoming impatient with the process of working in the greeting card industry as an independent contractor.

Engelbreit's style depicts simple scenes in intricate detail, with amusing quotes to distinguish them. Successful in greeting cards, her business soon expanded to include Engelbreit's popular art on tee shirts, mugs, calendars and gift books, to name a few. Engelbreit has also published many books illustrating crafts such as quilting and decorating. In 1993 she illustrated The Snow Queen by Hans Christen Andersen, fulfilling a lifelong dream of being an illustrator of children's books.

Mary Engelbreit was born in 1952 in St. Louis, where she lives today.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 7
1 Let It Snow!p. 9
2 Let Innocence and Joy Prevailp. 31
3 Don't Waste the Miraclep. 57
4 The Man of the Hourp. 75
5 Its Mighty Founder Was a Child Himselfp. 103