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A White Christmas with Monet

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A White Christmas with Monet

Every year in late November, I pull out my box of Christmas books to read them with our younger children. It contains only those worthy books that have stood the test of time--stories with illustrations that are both beautiful and poetic.  The magic of the stories is only heightened by the fact that they remain tucked away and inaccessible most of the year.  This December, I will be adding Les Arbres de Noël to my box of timeless Christmas books.   It is a story about young Oscar [Monet?] and his carriage ride through a blizzard to see his grandparents on Christmas Eve.  The French prose is poetic and simple. ...

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