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Title:
Little Whistle's Christmas
Author:
Rylant, Cynthia.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
San Diego : Harcourt, 2003.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Summary:
Little Whistle, a real guinea pig who lives in a store called Toytown, helps his toy friends write a letter to Santa asking if he made them.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 3.1 0.5 71623.
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Electronic Access:
Publisher description http://www.loc.gov/catdir/description/har031/2002012211.html
ISBN:
9780152045906
Format :
Book

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Summary

It's Christmastime in Toytown. Lights are twinkling, bells are jingling, and children can't wait for Santa and his sleigh to arrive. Presents are wonderful, of course, but Little Whistle and his friends need something else for Christmas. Will Santa answer their letter and make their wishes come true?
In Little Whistle's first holiday adventure, Newbery Medalist Cynthia Rylant and artist Tim Bowers once again bring the cozy world of Toytown to life--and capture the magical spirit of Christmas.


Author Notes

Cynthia Rylant was born on June 6, 1954 in Hopewell, Virginia. She attended and received degrees at Morris Harvey College, Marshall University, and Kent State University.

Rylant worked as an English professor and at the children's department of a public library, where she first discovered her love of children's literature.

She has written more than 100 children's books in English and Spanish, including works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Her novel Missing May won the 1993 Newbery Medal and A Fine White Dust was a 1987 Newbery Honor book. Rylant wrote A Kindness, Soda Jerk, and A Couple of Kooks and Other Stories, which were named as Best Book for Young Adults. When I was Young in the Mountains and The Relatives Came won the Caldecott Award.

She has many popular picture books series, including Henry and Mudge, Mr. Putter and Tabby and High-Rise Private Eyes. (Bowker Author Biography)


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Publisher's Weekly Review

In Little Whistle's Christmas by Cynthia Rylant, illus. by Tim Bowers, the eponymous guinea pig helps his toy friends in Toytown when they wonder if Santa made them. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


School Library Journal Review

K-Gr 2-The endearing guinea pig that lives in a shop with toys that come alive at night is back. In this sweet, old-fashioned story, the toys write to Santa asking if he made them. On Christmas, a note arrives "from Santa, who made you," along with a magical box that always contains exactly what each toy needs. Like the previous titles in the series, this is light fare, but it has a more eventful story line. Soft edges and warm, muted colors in the illustrations enhance the comfortable, nostalgic mood. A cozy bedtime or holiday story.-M. W. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.