Monday, December 24, 2018

The best books to celebrate the magic of Christmas

Cressida Cowell is an English children’s author, best known for the novel series, How to Train Your Dragon.

At the Guardian she tagged some books for the season "to terrify and cheer – and even inspire a little kindness," including:
Beatrix Potter’s The Tailor of Gloucester offers consolation, magic and hope all at the same time. There is a dark side to this tale – the tailor is on the edge of starvation, and Simpkin the cat’s capture of the little mice is made all the more terrifying because he traps them so delicately under teacups. But the tailor pities the mice, and the mice save the tailor, and the magic of Christmas is encapsulated in perfect picture-book form.
Read about the other books Cowell tagged.

--Marshal Zeringue