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Corgiville Christmas
Tudor, Tasha.
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First U.S. edition.
Publication Information:
Asheville, N.C. : Front Street, [2002]

Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 x 31 cm
The inhabitants of Corgiville, including recent arrivals, participate in a variety of activities in preparation for Christmas.
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PIC.BK. Juvenile Fiction Holiday
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In this third story set in imaginary Corgiville, home to corgis, cats, rabbits and some eccentric families, Christmas is coming. Mr. and Mrs. Bigbee Brown warm themselves by the wood stove as they drink their tea. Mr. Chicahominy, his two wives, and mother-in-law live in a house overlooking the pond. During the season he puts his haberdashery on wheels, peddling by wagon all about town. Families make special wreaths for the animals, and age Dundee cake for months. Finally, on December 25, the parlor door opens to reveal a magnificent Christmas tree with lighted candles and shining ornaments.

Author Notes

Author and illustrator Tasha Tudor was born in Boston, Massachusetts on August 28, 1915. Her first book, Pumpkin Moonshine, was published in 1938. Since then she has written or illustrated almost 100 books including her most recent title Corgiville Christmas, which was published in 2003. She won numerous awards throughout her lifetime including the Catholic Library Association's Regina Medal, the Walter Cerf Award for Lifetime Achievements in the Arts from the Vermont Arts Council, and Caldecott Honors for Mother Goose in 1945 and 1 Is One in 1957. She also created Christmas cards for the Irene Dash Greeting Card Company. She died on June 18, 2008.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Reviews 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

Tudor's corgis (Corgiville Fair) have always been a likeable lot, but this newest book about their adventures may disappoint her fans. Tudor's memories of childhood in the 1920s prompt observations about the animal denizens of Corgiville as they prepare for Christmas. An overall quaintness pervades the proceedings, from the catnip milkshakes enjoyed by the feline Purrer sisters at the Stauffers' apothecary to the tasteful gatherings hosted by the Cardigan Corgwyns of Wales. Sadly, however, Tudor's mostly fuzzy, often blurry paintings seem unfinished, an impression compounded by the hard-to-read, often error-ridden hand-lettering within those illustrations. All ages. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

School Library Journal Review

K-Gr 2-In this third installation in the series, readers discover some of the traditions and celebrations of a country Christmas in the 1920s. The population of dogs and other animals is rendered straightforwardly and with rich, Beatrix-Potteresque language: "-cats prefer catnip wreaths, mixed with cheese balls, to attract mice. The rabbits use kale, as it is economical and can be eaten later." Tudor's detailed crayon-and-watercolor pictures seem a bit blurry, but they succeed in capturing the cozy, slower, closer-to-nature pace of the early part of the last century. The narrative is not so much a story as a series of vignettes showing different Corgi families engaged in holiday preparations and activities. Gentle nostalgia from a timeless master.-S. P. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.