Peter Collington is the author and illustrator of several highly acclaimed books for children. The Chicago Tribune praised him as a "master of wordless picture books."
"This is a Christmas miracle like no other, with such richness in image and story that children will return to it again and again" (Booklist, starred review).
"Without a doubt the most original Christmas book of the year not the least because of its surprising yet, in context, fitting combination of the devout and the surreal."--The Horn Book, starred review "The story is sweet, simple and wordless. The illustrations are intricate enough to warrant reading this one over and over."--American Bookseller ..".an upbeat story to treasure for this and many Christmases to come."--School Library Journal "In a series of meticulously crafted panels, Collington poignantly relates the wordless story of a penniless old woman whose good turn is rewarded-she rescues the village church's nativity scene from a vandal-when the figurines come to life and save her."-Publishers Weekly, Starred