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Megan McDonald is the author of the award-winning Judy Moody series and its companion series starring Stink. She is also the author of ANT AND HONEY BEE, illustrated by Brian Karas. "I used to live near my sister in Minnesota, where it's very snowy," she says. "My sister had a mailman whose name was . . . Jack Frost. For real! I never forgot because I thought it was so funny and so magical." Megan McDonald now lives in Sebastopol, California. Peter H. Reynolds is the illustrator of all the books about Judy Moody and her brother, Stink. He is also the author-illustrator of the picture books THE DOT, ISH, and SO FEW OF ME. He lives in Dedham, Massachusetts.

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Judy Moody and Stink: The Holly Joliday by Megan McDonald, illus. by Peter H. Reynolds, marks two firsts: never before have the siblings shared the marquee, and never before has the bestselling series been illustrated in full color. This episode finds the pair hoping for a white Christmas (even though it hasn't snowed in Virginia "for like a million years," according to Judy), performing holiday skits at school and getting a new mailman named Jack Frost. (Candlewick, $14.99 96p ages 5-8 ISBN 9780-7636-3237-3; Oct.) Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.

Gr 3-5-Fans of the Moodys will enjoy this holiday offering with its sparkly cover and full-color illustrations. All Stink wants for Christmas is snow, and that's not too likely in Virginia. But things begin to look up when a new mailman named Jack Frost (looking amazingly like Santa) shows up at the door and encourages Stink to ``Think snow." Predictably the plot revolves around Christmas lists, holiday plays, and lots of wishing, with a big show of heart from Judy Moody at the end. Most enjoyable is the fast-paced dialogue and witty sister-and-brother banter that readers have come to expect. A surefire hit for the "jolidays."-Teri Markson, Los Angeles Public Library Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.

The good-natured teasing between Judy and Stink lends intimacy to the festive atmosphere of this easy chapter book; and full-color illustrations, along with a sparkly snow-dappled holographic cover, spread the Christmas cheer. --The Horn Book A surefire hit for the 'jolidays.' --School Library Journal The latest in this popular series blends humor and story as tension builds on Christmas eve, and puns and colorful illustrations show the siblings' banter and their bond. --Booklist For young readers who have learned to read with Judy and her brother, this is an event worth celebrating. --Kirkus Reviews

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