Item description for Arthur's Christmas: An Arthur Adventure (Arthur Adventure Series) by Marc Brown...
Overview Arthur puts a lot of time, effort, and thought into his special present for Santa Claus
Publishers Description Arthur's taking his Christmas shopping for Santa very seriously. He wants his gift to be 100 percent perfect. Meanwhile, D.W.'s planning a surprise of her own - as one of Santa's little helpers.
Citations And Professional Reviews Arthur's Christmas: An Arthur Adventure (Arthur Adventure Series) by Marc Brown has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Wilson Children's Catalog 96 - 01/01/1996 page 629
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Studio: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10" Width: 7.23" Height: 0.11" Weight: 0.25 lbs.
Release Date Oct 30, 1985
Publisher Little, Brown Young Readers
Series Arthur Adventure
ISBN 0316109932 ISBN13 9780316109932 UPC 719122005953
Availability 0 units.
More About Marc Brown
Marc Brown is best known as the author and illustrator who created the beloved aardvark Arthur. This popular character was born one night over twenty years ago, when Brown was telling his oldest son, Tolon, a bedtime story. Most of the stories he told were about animals, but that night the story just happened to be about an aardvark. Brown has written and illustrated more than fifty Arthur and D.W. (Arthur's little sister) books since then. He has also illustrated twelve other books with his wife--author, illustrator, and psychologist Laurie Krasny Brown. As a child, Marc Brown's passion for drawing was encouraged by his grandmother Thora, who saved his artwork in the bottom drawer of her bureau. "I knew it must be special," recalls Brown, "because she didn't save many things." His grandmother later provided an education fund that helped Brown pay for art school. He attended the Cleveland Institute of Art from 1964 to 1969. Grandma Thora is just one person in Marc Brown's life who has afforded the inspiration for one of his characters. Many other characters are based on children he knew while he was growing up and going to school in Mill Creek, Pennsylvania. His sisters--Bonnie, Colleen, and Kimberly--have all served as models for his characters D.W. and Francine. Brown patterned Buster after Terry Johnson, his best friend in elementary school, while Mr. Ratburn is based on "the meanest algebra teacher ever." Brown was born in 1946 in Erie, Pennsylvania. Before he created the Arthur series, he worked at a variety of jobs, including stints as a truck driver, short-order cook, college professor, soda jerk, actor, chicken farmer, and television art director. Now, in addition to developing the Arthur television series on PBS, Brown continues to create new books both for Random House Children's Publishing and Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. Marc Brown lives in Hingham, Massachusetts, and Martha's Vineyard with Laurie and their young daughter, Eliza. He also has two grown sons, Tolon and Tucker. Brown looks to his three children for inspiration and story ideas. He also gets many suggestions from children he meets in schools, libraries, and bookstores around the country. "The most interesting--and the funniest--things," Brown says, "happen in real life."
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Reviews - What do customers think about Arthur's Christmas: An Arthur Adventure (Arthur Adventure Series)?
Kids Love It Dec 31, 2007
This is a good present to give before Christmas. The key is the story's sense of holiday anticipation and of modeled good behavior. But it's not just a fine model; it's engaging. My son listened to the tape almost every night for a month and his older sister borrowed it from him on the other nights.
great holiday book Jan 9, 2007
My students'love Arthur and a holiday book with him was terrific for them!
I didn't like the ending at all. Jan 6, 1999
This was the first Arthur Book I bought for my four year old daughter...who very strongly believes in Santa . As I was nearing the end of this book while reading it to her, I realized where we were going with the ending. I understand if your target age is ten years old or so and they are doubtful, but I had to explain to my daughter after we finished the book why Santa didn't eat the stuff that Arthur had worked so hard on, and why the sister got rid of it all. I bought this book at a school book fair, and I was really looking forward to introducing her to Arthur Books. Now, I can't say that I'll ever buy another one.
Great Book - Arthur does it again Dec 8, 1998
Arthur worked hard and did a good jo
We love Arthur's dog Killer! What a great pet! Aug 29, 1998
Not only a great children's book, but a great book for the parent. Loads of subtle humor if you look close enough (flavors of ice cream at the ice cream shop). A great book for all!