Originally written by French author Reuben Saillens and later retold by Leo Tolstoy, this endearing story has now acquired the status of a folk-tale. The heart-warming story of Papa Panov's generosity reflects the true spirit of Christmas. It is Christmas Day, and Papa Panov, the lonely old shoemaker, is expecting a special visitor. Things do not turn out at all as he thought, but by the end of the day the sparkle is back behind his little spectacles. A beautiful gift edition of a much-loved classic.
About the Author
Mig Holder is a textiles designer with extensive experience of education, including teaching children and adults creative textile techniques and life skills. Her published titles includes Mary Jones and her Bible and The Fourth Wise Man (both also with Tony Morris), and All Safe on Board and All Safe in the Stable for Candle Books, both illustrated by Steve Smallman.
Tony Morris illustrated Lion Children's Books' successful Lion Story Bible series. His other work includes the What's Their Story? series for Oxford University Press, Hodder Children's Books' Historical Storybooks series, and The Children's Guide to the Bible for Scripture Union.