Simon and his mother don't have much of anything, they don't even have a real door or even room to stand up straight. But it's Christmas and together they've pooled everything they have to celebrate. When a strange old woman shows up, Simon and his mother offer her shelter and food. When Simon awakes, the woman is gone and in her place is an angel . . . could she be real?
Simon and his mom don't have much--the cardboard house they built for themselves, a tiny Christmas tree, and a picture of an angel pinned to one wall. On Christmas Eve they take in a frail stranger who needs a place to keep warm, and the next morning Simon wakes early to find that the woman has vanished. Instead, he sees December, the angel from the picture, with her wings fanned out over their cardboard house. Could she be real?
Eve Bunting and David Diaz are the creators of Smoky Night, which was awarded the Caldecott Medal. They both live in Southern California.