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The Christmas Angels

September 2023
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  • Publisher
    Floris Books
  • Published
    5th September
  • ISBN 9781782508274
  • Language English
  • Pages 32 pp.
  • Size 10.43" x 8.19"

It's Christmas Eve, and most people are safely tucked up in their beds. But the Christmas angels know who needs their help on this holy night, and are ready to fly down to help the lost, lonely and weary.

Small children will love the row of cut-out angel heads which reveal the features of each little angel in turn. This beautiful, inspiring picture book sings the message of Christmas loving kindness from every page.

(Ages 3 to 6 years)

“An old-fashioned aura seeps from the gently colored illustrations of this inspiring tale. It is about angels who are ready to fly down to earth to help the lost, the lonely, and the weary. Children love the cut-out angels’ heads, which reveal the features of each one in turn—and the paper is sufficiently strong to withstand a great deal of handling.” —Carousel Christmas Guide to Children's Books 

“This book is delightfully illustrated with a cut-out of each angel's head on every page.... Children will learn an important lesson from this book and understand that the overriding message of Christmas is to be good to others.... The rhyming sentences are lovely to read.” —Creative Steps magazine

“First published in 1933, Wenz-Viëtor has written and illustrated a simple, yet sublime Christmas counting book with timeless appeal. A clever design of cut-out angel heads running across the landscape book will enchant readers, especially when each black and white illustration is transformed into color with every turn of the page. The Christmas Angels is a beautifully packaged book with classic illustrations, which highlight the importance of charitable deeds in a clear and simple way.” —Inis Magazine 

“A beautiful vintage Christmas story! At the top of each page there is a cut out of an angel's face, this is a very pretty book and it's fun to see the angel that features on each page.... The illustrations are lovely, beautiful snowy scenes of animals, a glimpse of people inside their houses and Christmas decorations.” —Kaleidoscope Magazine

Else Wenz-Viëtor

Else Wenz-Viëtor (1882-1973) was probably the best known children’s book illustrator in 1920s and 1930s Germany. She was born in Sorau, now in western Poland, and it was from her grandfather that she acquired her love of plants and animals which would become favorite themes in her pictures. In 1903, she illustrated the first of more than 150 books. She also worked as a freelance artist in the interior design industry.