On Christmas Eve by Else Wenz-Vietor

On Christmas Eve

Written by Else Wenz-Vietor
Illustrated by


On Christmas Eve by Else Wenz-Vietor

Father Christmas is starting his rounds on Christmas Eve, but his little helper has forgotten to bring the gifts and sweets! Can she collect them all in time? Or will some children have no presents this year? This traditional story gives children a glimpse into the busy lives of Father Christmas and his helpers on Christmas Eve, showing the work of the angels up in the heavens and how all the creatures on Earth come to share in the joy of Christmas. Else Wenz-Vietor brings the magic of Christmas alive once more with her beautiful illustrations.


'On Christmas Eve is the perfect story to read together on the night before christmas

About the Author

Else Wenz-Vietor (1882-1973) was probably the best-known and most prolific children's book illustrator in 1920s and 1930s Germany. She was born in Sorau, a town now in western Poland, and was brought up by her grandparents in Freiburg. It was from her grandfather that she acquired her love of plants and animals which would become favourite themes in her pictures. In 1903 she illustrated the first of over 150 books. She also worked as a freelance artist in the interior design industry. The Christmas Angels is also available in English from Floris Books.

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24 pages


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Floris Books

Publication date

24th September 2009



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