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Christopher Wormell, in addition to wood engraving, works in advertising, design, editorial illustration, and has written several other books such as The Animals Came Two By Two; Wings, Horns, and Claws; and The New Alphabet of Animals. He began his career in illustration by creating Christmas cards with his father. He lives in London with his wife and three children.
Eva Mitnick, Los Angeles Public Library for School Library Journal "The Christmas poem gets a bold yet classic new look with Wormell's stunning linoleum-block print illustrations. For the most part, the text, in fanciful font, is on the verso and a print, often outlined in black and drenched in deep blues, reds, and blacks, is on the right; there are also several spreads. The effect is somewhat retro, evoking magazine illustrations from the '20s and '30s, yet also modern in its impeccable design. Children and adults alike will appreciate this stylish version"