Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas Book Russell Hoban Parents' Magazine Press 1971
Title: Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas
Author: Russell Hoban
Illustrator: Illustrated by Lillian Hoban
Publisher: Parents' Magazine Press
Format: Hardcover / Hardback
Condition: 1971. Vintage. In very good shape with light wear to cover. No markings. NOT ex library or remaindered. Light chipping to corner edge of first two pages (see photo). SHIPS IN A BOX! Packaged with care.
Celebrate Christmas with the inspiration for the beloved Jim Henson film.
In 1977, when Jim Henson debuted the now-classic film Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas, few knew it was based on a story written and illustrated by Russell and Lillian Hoban, creators of Bread and Jam for Frances
and other treasured children's books. With an enduring score by the great Paul Williams, the movie remains a holiday tradition in homes across North America. Here is the book that started it all, an edition that will thrill Muppets fans young and old.
Inspired by the classic tale "The Gift of the Magi," the story begins in a poor country cottage, as Emmet Otter dreams of buying Ma a piano for Christmas, while Ma dreams of buying Emmet a guitar. When a village talent contest is announced, both imagine their dreams coming true. But what they don't imagine finding is their real reward — the power of love, family, and hope in hard times. It is a story that reaches into a reader's heart and reminds us all that fortune favors the brave.