Illustrator: Claire B. Cotts
Published by Houghton Mifflin on 2000
Genres: Young Adult, People & Places, United States, Hispanic & Latino, Holidays & Celebrations, Christmas & Advent
With honesty and rare grace, award-winning author Francisco Jiménez shares his most poignant Christmas memory in this remarkable book. Illustrated with paintings full of strength and warmth, written in spare bilingual text, this simple story celebrates the true spirit of Christmas, and illuminates how children do indeed draw strength from the bonds of their families.