November/December 2019

Enjoy Holiday Magic with Cricket


Celebrate the holidays with a family Christmas story from Zambia, a magical Siberian fawn, and the beginning of a two-part story about a legendary Chinese unicorn or kirin. There’s a delicious holiday recipe to try out, beautiful poetry, and a craft for folding old magazines into miniature Christmas trees. You’ll read about “The Day the War Stopped for Christmas” during World War I, a heroic pigeon who saved a plane of downed airmen, and the magical futuristic fantasy “Her Hands That Held the Stars.” All this, plus a new poetry contest, a Ugly Bird puzzle, and the bugs get a surprise visit from St. Nick. Ho-ho-ho!