Christmas

by Roosevelt, Eleanor

Penned during WWII, the story Christmas by Eleanor Roosevelt addresses the painful losses of war. Set in the occupied Netherlands, in 1940, this book tells the tale of a little Dutch girl named Marta, who struggles to find love and peace after her father is killed in the war. 

First Edition Identification and Notes

This tale was originally published in 1940 as a short story in Liberty Magazine and then as a picture book in the same year by Knopf. The first edition features illustrations by German graphic designer and artist Fritz Kredel.

Other Collectible or Notable Editions

A 1963 edition entitled Eleanor Roosevelt's Christmas Book also included Roosevelt's reminiscences of Christmas at Hyde Park and the White House. The original story was reprinted in 1986 as Christmas, 1940. 

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Christmas. A Story by Eleanor Roosevelt.

by Roosevelt, Eleanor

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1940
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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1940. The times are so serious," Mrs. Roosevelt writes in her preface, "that even children should be made to understand that there are vital differences in people’s beliefs which lead to differences in behavior.
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CHRISTMAS

by ROOSEVELT, Eleanor

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1940
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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1940. First Edition. Hardcover. A superb copy! Fine in a Fine dustwrapper in the apparently original, and as far as we can tell, unrecorded pale blue envelope, which has a number of tears but seems to be virtually complete. Fritz Kredel. Decorated boards with matching dustwrapper. Illustrated by Fritz Kredel. A scarce title… Read more
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Christmas

by Eleanor Roosevelt

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Stated first edition of this Christmas story by Eleanor Roosevelt. Small octavo, original pictorial boards. Fine in a Fine unclipped dust jacket. Illustrations by Fritz Kredel. Very minor rubbing to the tips.
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CHRISTMAS

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1940
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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1940. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine in a Very Good dustwrapper with a dampstain to the bottom front panel, mostly visible on the interior. Fritz Kredel. Decorated boards with matching dustwrapper. Illustrated by Fritz Kredel. A scarce title by this beloved First Lady.
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Christmas

by Eleanor Roosevelt

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1940
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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1940. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good. Unclipped dust jacket. Some rubbing on the cover and tips of dust jacket. One blemish on inside back flap of dust jacket that is also on last pages of book. No other markings on interior of book. Spine of dust jacket slightly discolored. A pretty little book by… Read more
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Christmas

by Roosevelt, Eleanor

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1940
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NY: Alfred A. Knopf. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Boards lightly rubbed, jacket toned.. 1940. First Edition. Hardcover. Illustrated paper-covered boards. Photo of the First Lady on the front jacket flap. Illustrated story about a young Dutch girl named Marta celebrating Christmas during World War II. Decorative endpapers and black and white illustrations by Fritz… Read more
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by Roosevelt, Eleanor

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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1940. Small children's book illustrated by Fritz Kredel with pictorial boards showing windmills and snowy covered homes on bright blue boards. Eleanor Roosevelt wrote the preface "The times are so serious that even children should be made to understand that there are vital differences in people's beliefs which lead to differences in behavior." 5½… Read more
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by Roosevelt, Eleanor

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by Roosevelt, Eleanor

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