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Papa Panov's Special Day

Written by Mig Holder

Illustrated by Tony Morris

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December 2016 Book of the Month  Just the right size to slip into a stocking or hang on a tree this little book beautifully conveys the real message of Christmas. Papa Panov has everything he needs in his little shoemakers shop, though he’s often lonely. Dozing by the fire on Christmas Eve he dreams he hears Jesus telling him he’ll visit the next day. Papa Panov waits by the door but doesn’t see Jesus. He does however invite in other passing people, sharing his food and fire with them and giving them gifts. The story has a gentle momentum that young children will appreciate and gently points out the joy of sharing and of helping others. Illustrations by Tony Morris catch the Christmas spirit too and this is perfect Christmas reading. ~ Andrea Reece

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Papa Panov's Special Day Synopsis

Originally written by French author Reuben Saillens and later retold by Leo Tolstoy, this endearing story has now acquired the status of a folk-tale. The heart-warming story of Papa Panov's generosity reflects the true spirit of Christmas.

It is Christmas Day, and Papa Panov, the lonely old shoemaker, is expecting a special visitor. Things do not turn out at all as he thought, but by the end of the day the sparkle is back behind his little spectacles. A beautiful gift edition of a much-loved classic.

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ISBN: 9780745965628
Publication date: 16/09/2016
Publisher: Lion Children's Books an imprint of Lion Hudson Plc
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780745965628
Publication date: 16th September 2016
Author: Mig Holder
Illustrator: Tony Morris
Publisher: Lion Children's Books an imprint of Lion Hudson Plc
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 32 pages
Suitable for: 5+ readers, 7+ readers
Genres: Traditional Tales
Recommendations: Books of the Month

About Mig Holder

Mig Holder is a textiles designer with extensive experience of education, including teaching children and adults creative textile techniques and life skills. Her published titles includes Mary Jones and her Bible and The Fourth Wise Man (both also with Tony Morris), and All Safe on Board and All Safe in the Stable for Candle Books, both illustrated by Steve Smallman.

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