Thursday, December 22, 2011

The Wonder Book of Christmas (1951, Lou Myers)

Nothing spooky, here. Just a charming little Christmas book that, in what could only be described as a Christmas miracle, has somehow managed to travel from Frankfurt, Germany, 1955, to Phoenix, Arizona, 2011, in nearly mint condition. Warren F. Buxton, if you're out there somewhere, drop us a line and let us know how you're doing. Your Wonder Book is in good hands.

The complete title is The Wonder Book of Christmas Including The Night Before Christmas and Other Stories, with illustrations by Lou Myers (complete contents listed below). Enjoy these selected scans.

Santa Claus (poem)
Who Is Santa Claus?
The Night Before Christmas (Clement C. Moore)
The Animals' Christmas
The Christmas Story
The Friendly Beasts (Twelfth-Century Carol)
Santa Claus's Workshop
Jingle Bells (J. Pierpont)

Remember to wash your covers once a day, kiddies, to keep your library clean and healthy!


Caffeinated Joe said...

Cool book! Thanks for posting. Happy Holidays!

Little Gothic Horrors said...

I love retro illustrations - even the ones that aren't spooky. Happy Holidays!