The Spirit of Christmas

Nancy Tillman

Ages 2 to 5
13 October 2022
32 pages


A special and heartfelt Christmas book, created by bestselling author and artist Nancy Tillman.

And so then, my darling, wherever you roam, may you always be safe. May you always come home.

Perfect for reading at Christmas time with the ones that you love, this is a book that families will return to year after year. Capturing the magic and joy of Christmas through timeless rhyming words and dazzling illustrations.

Bells jingle, sleighs dash through the snow and trees are topped with sparkling stars. But the best gift of all – the most magical gift of the season - is to spend Christmas with those we love.

In this beautiful book, children will love spotting the Spirit of Christmas image hidden on every page.

What follows is a buoyant, imagistic tribute to the season, as the Spirit lists joys both and intangible, before offering the reminder: ‘Because it took nothing but love to begin it,/ it's not really Christmas if love isn't in it.' Tillman's ethereal illustrations are surreal but captivating.
Bestselling author Tillman offers a dreamlike interpretation of the collective spirit that permeates the holiday.