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Books in the News - 12/1/13

Potluck Supper with Meeting to FollowHere's your handy guide to the books reviewed in our local papers this first Sunday in December--many possibilities for your holiday shopping!

In the Saint Paul Pioneer Press Books section:

Potluck Supper with Meeting to Follow by Andy Sturdevant - Keepsake, guidebook, and wunderkammer of enthusiasms, Andy Sturdevant's essays offer a new way of thinking about urban spaces and the contemporary Midwest.

And holiday books including:

The Christmas Cat by Maryann MacDonald

The Christmas Tale of Peter Rabbit by Emma Thompson, illustrated by Eleanor Taylor - Peter and his silly cousin Benjamin are helping their friend William, a turkey, who is in danger of becoming Mr and Mrs McGregor's Christmas dinner.The Christmas Wish

The Christmas Wish by Lori Evert, photographs by Per Breiehagen - Young Anja, whose greatest dream is to be one of Santa's elves, makes friends with the animals that guide her on the journey from her home in the far North to meet Santa.

The Very Fairy Princess Sparkles in the Snow by Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton, illustrated by Christine Davenier - Gerry, a most enthusiastic singer, is certain her music teacher will choose her to perform the solo at the Winter Wonderland Festival, and when someone else is chosen it takes a snowfall to bring Gerry's sparkle back.

Joy to the World by Tomie de Paola

The Night Before Christmas illustrated by Holly Hobbie, poem by Clement C. Moore - Presents an interpretation of Clement C. Moore's timeless classic that renders the story in retro-style watercolors while introducing a wide-eyed child character who heightens the wonders of the magical evening.An Otis Christmas

An Otis Christmas by Loren Long - On Christmas Eve at the farm, a horse faces complications while delivering her foal and Otis the tractor must race through snowy, treacherous woods to bring back Doc Baker before it is too late.

The Star Tribune had their massive Holiday Book Gift Guide, divided into:Star Tribune Holiday Book Guide

Holiday Books: Fiction

Holiday Books: Nonfiction

Holiday Books: Biography

Holiday Books: Art Books

Holiday Books: Memoir

Holiday Books: Regional

Holiday Books: Critics Choice

And last but not least, the very fun Holiday Books: Reader Recommendations

Happy reading and shopping!

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