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Chris Van Allsburg   [Teacher Resource File]


As a boy lies awake on Christmas Eve, he is swept away by Santa Claus and taken to the North Pole. Chris Van Allsburg won the Caldecott Medal for this book in 1986 and both the story and illustrations are alive and "real".

This book is a metaphor on life. There is no age that will not love this book. This is delight and warmth, love and faith. I encourage you to read this book and often through the Holidays to carry over through the year.

Don't let the bells fall silent in your life. Believe. The Bell rings clearly when you have faith.

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Two Bad Ants

Experience the world (the kitchen) through an ant's point of view.

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