Ivy, Holly, and Mr. and Mrs. Jones all have one Christmas wish. Ivy, an orphan, wishes for a real home and sets out in search of the grandmother she's sure she can find. Holly, a doll, wishes for a child to bring her to life. And the Joneses wish more than anything for a son or daughter to share their holiday. Can all three wishes come true? This festive tale is perfectly complemented by beloved Barbara Cooney's lumius illustrations, filled with the warm glow of the Christmas spirit.
Rumer Godden was an English author who wrote more than 60 fiction and nonfiction books. Nine of her books have been made into feature films. Barbara Cooney lived in a house by the sea in Maine and made the world more beautiful through her art. She is the author-illustrator of many classic picture books, including Miss Rumphius.