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Peter Spier's Christmas!
by Peter Spier | Children's Books
Registered by wingGoryDetailswing of Nashua, New Hampshire USA on 11/25/2012
Average 9 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

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Journal Entry 1 by wingGoryDetailswing from Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Sunday, November 25, 2012

9 out of 10

I was pleased to find this slightly-battered softcover at the Used Book Superstore during their store-closing sale.

Spier is known for his intricately-illustrated children's books; this one, I think, is his best. There are no captions here, just a series of illustrations of a typical small-town Christmas in the US, from the commercial [Santa at the shopping center, street decorations] to the religious, and covering the preparations, the holiday itself, and the aftermath [the "Returns" counter, discarded piles of gift wrap and Christmas trees]. The details are extraordinary; every time I look at it I find something new, whether it's a cat hiding among the piles of presents or the look on the faces of the families gathered around the dinner table. Some of the scenes are heart-warming, some rather sad; many of them might have been taken intact from my own family's holiday pictures...  


Journal Entry 2 by wingGoryDetailswing at Massachusetts Ave., somewhere in Cambridge, Massachusetts USA on Friday, December 07, 2012

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Released 5 yrs ago (12/7/2012 UTC) at Massachusetts Ave., somewhere in Cambridge, Massachusetts USA

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

I left this book on a bench in the little square at the junction of Mass Ave. and Putnam, at about 11:30 or so; hope the finder enjoys it!

*** Released for the 2012 Christmas/Holiday challenge. *** 


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