Big Susan facts for kids
|Author||Elizabeth Orton Jones|
|Illustrator||Elizabeth Orton Jones|
|ISBN||1-930900-06-6 (Anniversary edition)|
Big Susan is a 1947 children's fantasy story written and illustrated by Elizabeth Orton Jones. It is generally considered a Christmas story, reflecting the author's love of the holiday season. (She was born on June 25, or, according to her, half past Christmas.)
The plot deals with the Doll family, a family of dolls that belong to Susan, or Big Susan as they call her, for she is more than double their size. One night a year (Christmas) they come to life, and a fantastical story of Christmas miracles begins.
The novel, along with Twig, is one of Jones' most popular books. It was out of print for a few years, until the recent 55th anniversary edition came out.
- Purple House Press; 1st edition (September 2002), ISBN: 1-930900-06-6
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