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Madeleine L'Engle's beloved Austin family stars in a cozy Christmas story, "The Twenty-four Days Before Christmas."
Vicky Austin's family does one special thing each day of December to prepare for Christmas. This year, they're also preparing for the birth of a new brother or sister, due after the New Year. Vicky is worried that the baby will come early—what kind of Christmas Eve would it be without Mother to help them hang up stockings and sing everyone to sleep with carols? This classic story of an old-fashioned Christmas is accompanied by merry illustrations by Jill Weber.
This special eBook edition includes bonus content not available in the print edition:
· Christmas in New York essay by Madeleine L'Engle
· Reproductions of 7 unique L'Engle family Christmas cards created and illustrated by Madeleine L'Engle· First chapter of the Newbery Award–winning A Wrinkle in Time