How Murray Saved Christmas

Paperback | September 16, 2004

byMike ReissIllustratorDavid Catrow

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A hilarious Christmas story from an Emmy award-winning writer of The Simpsons!

When Santa’s knocked out cold by a Jack-in-the-Boxer’s walloping punch, deli owner Murray Kleiner reluctantly agrees to take his place. The suit doesn’t fit, Murray smells a bit like pickles, and there’s no way he can remember the names of all those reindeer. But with the help of a pushy elf and an eager-to-believe young boy, Murray finds out that even though he’s not big enough to fill Santa’s suit, he’s got more than enough heart to get the job done.

* "Reiss scores a bull's-eye with this hilarious debut. Catrow's puckish watercolors are equal to Reiss's wit and lightning pace." --Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Finally, a Christmas book that lives up to its title!" --Matthew Groening, creator of The Simpsons

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A hilarious Christmas story from an Emmy award-winning writer of The Simpsons!When Santa’s knocked out cold by a Jack-in-the-Boxer’s walloping punch, deli owner Murray Kleiner reluctantly agrees to take his place. The suit doesn’t fit, Murray smells a bit like pickles, and there’s no way he can remember the names of all those reindeer....

Mike Reiss is an award-winning television writer, including four Emmys and a Peabody for his work on The Simpsons. Reiss is also the author of several children's books. David Catrow is the illustrator of many picture books including Stand Tall, I Wanna Iguana, and We the Kids: the Preamble to the Constitution. He lives in Ohio with his...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 9 × 10 × 0.13 inPublished:September 16, 2004Publisher:Penguin Young Readers GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:014250145X

ISBN - 13:9780142501450

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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* "Reiss scores a bull's-eye with this hilarious debut. Catrow's puckish watercolors are equal to Reiss's wit and lightning pace." --Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Finally, a Christmas book that lives up to its title!" --Matthew Groening, creator ofThe Simpsons