cover image Hanna's Christmas

Hanna's Christmas

Melissa Peterson. HarperFestival, $14.95 (32pp) ISBN 978-0-694-01371-5

In Hanna's Christmas by Melissa Peterson, illus. by Melissa Iwai, ostensibly about Santa Lucia Day, the Swedish tradition associated with Christmas, homesickness for her homeland and grandmother hits Hanna hard as she makes preparations in her new American home. A magical ""tomten"" helps solve Hanna's problems. Hanna Andersson clothing figures prominently in the pictures. (Oct.)