Mortimer's Christmas Manger
Margaret K. McElderry Books
lllustrations by Jane Chapman

October 2007 (smaller reprint edition)
ISBN-10: 1416950494 • ISBN-13: 978-1416950493

October 2005 (1st hardback edition)
ISBN-10: 0689855117 • ISBN-13: 978-0689855115

Suggested ages for this book:
4 - 8 years old


a look inside Mortimer's Christmas

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I was having a bad night. Very bad. I felt alone and small and scared. It occurred me that I wanted to contribute a story of hope and joy to the children—a light to shine in dark times. So I prayed to God to give me a story. I asked for a story that would convince me and others that He loves us and hears us no matter how small or insignificant we feel. Mortimer came along that night. I feel this spunky, little mouse is the answer to my prayer.

~ Karma

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“The creators of Bear Stays Up for Christmas turn out another cuddle-worthy winner.”
–Publisher’s Weekly, 2005 for Mortimer's Christmas Manger

“Mortimer is an appealing little creature in Chapman's illustrations, showing his determination to find a cozy bed, but the volume's greater appeal for families and schools will be as a simple but satisfying story that focuses on the true meaning of Christmas rather than on Santa or presents. ”
– Kirkus, 2005 reviewing Mortimer's Christmas Manger

“A thoroughly charming, delightfully offbeat Christmas story by the creators of Bear Snores On.”
– Barnes & Noble, 2005 for Mortimer's Christmas Manger


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