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Christmas Eve Magic
Illustrations: Stéphane Poulin
Translation: Brigitte Shapiro
Toronto: Kids Can Press, 2006. 30 p.
Ages 3 to 8
Published in French under the title Un chant de Noël (Saint-Lambert, Que. : Dominique et compagnie, 2004)
Interpreted by Lucie Papineau and Stéphane Poulin, this marvellous version of the celebrated A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens captures the essence of Christmas spirit: an opening of the heart inspired by compassion for those less fortunate, and the triumph of sharing and friendship over material possessions. Lucie Papineau, creator of the famous series featuring Gilda the giraffe and her friends, reinvents this classic in a way that is guaranteed to keep young children entertained. With meticulous attention to detail, Stéphane Poulin, illustrator of many award-winning titles, portrays this cast of endearing animal characters.