The Christmas Anna Angel

The Christmas Anna Angel

Set in Hungary during World War II, this story features young Anna, who wants more than anything to have Christmas cakes for Christmas. Her parents warn her that the Army has taken all the white flour, and that there may not be Christmas cakes this Christmas. The story is filled with details depicting traditional Hungarian Christmas celebrations, such as a visit by St. Nicholas, St. Lucy's Day, and the arrival of the Bethlehem. The text is enhanced by colorful illustrations by Kate Seredy.

Title:The Christmas Anna Angel
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780670220397
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    The Christmas Anna Angel Reviews

  • Calista

    Beautiful art work. They use Black, white, Red, Blue and Yellow and those primary colors work to great effect as they look rich and brilliant. I am working through the 40's era Caldecott books and so ...

  • Beverly

    Ruth Sawyer based this story on her conversations with a Hungarian woman about Christmas in Hungary. This short novel is a good transitional book for children who need something longer than a beginnin...

  • Paul

    I had high hopes for this Christmas story from Hungary when I began, but it was too long and wordy for me - thankfully the illustrations gave consistent boosts to keep going. The counterpoint of big C...

  • Jane Armstrong

    I have had this booksince I was a child - about 55 years ago. I loved it then and I love it still. The illustrations are simply wonderful. It's a Hungarian folk tale and the pictures reflect just that...

  • Cassandra Gelvin

    Blurring the line between fantasy and reality since 1944.The printing on the cover is a bit offset and makes the girl look really creepy.It's a weird book. It takes place in Russia, during a war of so...

  • Rachel

    I will say that this was a very long book to read aloud, with not that many illustrations, but the ones it did have were pretty detailed and spectacular! Finding out that this author was the same auth...

  • SamZ

    Favorite Illustration: the first one where Anna and her father and brother are riding to town in the sleigh.It is Christmas, and Anna and her brother Miklos, are looking forward to all the magic that ...

  • Katie Fitzgerald

    Though there is no wheat available for making Christmas cakes, Anna believes they will be supplied by an angel to be enjoyed by her family on Christmas morning. This is quite a lengthy book, and some ...

  • Molly

    This is a Hungarian folktale about a girl named Anna who wants to make cakes at Christmas time, but there is a war and supplies are scare. However, she receives some help from an angel.While the story...

  • Mary

    I loved this story of a girl who believes. Anna wishes for Christmas cakes, but there is no white flour to be had, as the soldiers have taken it all. But Anna believes that at Christmas her Anna Angel...