Tuesday, November 24, 2020

The Christmas Feast

by Nathalie Dargent; illus. by Magali Le Huche; trans. from French
 8/20    978-0-8028-5537-4  

This is a Trickster tale about a fox, a weasel and a wolf who steal a turkey for a Christmas feast. The clever turkey quickly takes charge. It’s set up like an Aesops fable (maybe it is?), wryly told, with great personalities, facial expressions, and details. The turkey becomes a friend who turns the house into a cheerful home. There’s a nice little twist at the very end that, if you prefer a cozy ending, you can ignore. (Or maybe not.) Highly recommended.

Thank you to Eerdmans for the review copy.

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