Little Elfie One
From carolers to snowmen to stars, everyone’s favorite Christmas characters sing, shiver, and shine their way through the North Pole in this festive holiday twist on the beloved nursery rhyme, “Over in the Meadow.” Author Pamela Jane and New York Times bestselling illustrator Jane Manning have created a delightful new Christmas classic for readers young and old.
“The classic children’s song “Over in the Meadow” moves to the North Pole in this Christmas-themed interpretation…Soft-focus watercolor illustrations use glowing light and mysterious shadows to create a suspenseful mood with a magical radiance. Manning’s illustrations are simply irresistible, with appealing characters and strong compositions on each spread…this special story will be read or sung over in the library, over in the classroom, and over in the family room, next to the Christmas tree.”—Kirkus Reviews
"In recent years, many picture books have used the structure, rhythm, and cadence of the old counting rhyme beginning “Over in the meadow,” but few writers have come up with a version that works as well as this cheerful text, or one that ties up so well in the end. Capturing the upbeat tone of Jane’s verse, Manning’s lovely watercolor illustrations are brimming with warmth, spontaneity, and joy. A magical visit to Santa’s home base on Christmas Eve.”—Booklist
About Pamela Jane (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Author)
I am the author of over thirty books, from board books to my new memoir: AN INCREDIBLE TALENT FOR EXISTING: A WRITER'S STORY," which Story Circle Reviews called "A richly empowering memoir...a five-star read!" An excerpt of my memoir, "Just Wait! A Short Story Rejected in Grade School Becomes a Cause of Action" was published by The Writer.
My children's books include LITTLE GOBLINS TEN (Harper), and LITTLE ELFIE ONE, illustrated by New York Times best-selling illustrator, Jane Manning. I am also the author of PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND KITTIES: A CAT-LOVER’S ROMP THROUGH JANE AUSTEN’S CLASSIC which was featured in the The Huffington Post, The Wall Street Journal, BBC America, and The New York Times Sunday Book Review. I am currently working on a humorous travelogue, “No One Feels Sorry for You When You’re Living in Tuscany.”