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Christmas with the Mousekins
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Christmas with the Mousekins

Written by Maggie SmithAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Maggie Smith
| Knopf Books for Young Readers | Hardcover | September 2010 | $15.99 | 978-0-375-83330-4 (0-375-83330-7)

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Join the Mousekin family as they prepare for Christmas! Filled with crafts and recipes, poems and stories, this is a Christmas book to share with the whole family, year after year.

All the highlights of a great December are here. The Mousekins pick out and decorate a tree. Make paper snowflakes with Nana Mousekin. Bake cookies for friends and neighbors. Write letters to Santa Mouse. Welcome carolers. Sled and skate and make a snowmouse. Share family stories of Christmases past. And find secret corners of the house to work on surprise presents for each other.

You can celebrate along with the Mousekins—this book includes recipes for cookies, instructions for paper and felt crafts, and stories and poems to share with your family.

Maggie Smith perfectly captures the happy whirl that is Christmas—when the house smells of cinnamon and ginger and you’re putting the finishing touches on homemade gifts, and the excitement of secrets soon to be revealed is buzzing in the air. Open these pages and step into the warmth of family, the spirit of sharing, and a season full of love.


Maggie Smith has loved mice and especially books about mice since she was very young. She has also been a crafter and a stuffed-toy designer since childhood. One of her first jobs was sewing puppets for Jim Henson. She now devotes most of her time to creating picture books for young readers and was thrilled to be able to include all of her loves in this book.

Some of Maggie Smith’s acclaimed books include One Naked Baby; Paisley; Dear Daisy, Get Well Soon; and Desser the Best Ever Cat. She lives in Seattle. To read more about Maggie’s books, you can visit, and to see some of her stuffed creations, you can visit