The Colors of Christmas

A Christmas Poem for Young and Old

Marie Goff-Tuttle


Beautifully illustrated by renown French artist, Jean Reschofsky, this gorgeously designed Christmas treasure book speaks to the heart with a compelling poem that addresses the magic, beauty, and diversity of the Christmas spirit.


8 x 10"
Softcover, Trade Paper
Publication date: 
Fall 2012
Rights world: 

Illustrated by Jean Reschofsky


The Colors of Christmas, written in French and translated into English, Spanish, and Chinese, inspires children to appreciate the spirit of Christmas from the perspective of indigenous peoples around the world. The text teaches diversity and tolerance, while lavish illustrations highlight the native costumes and colorful lives of diverse cultures. The multilingual poem is a treasure that relates the true Christmas spirit—one of many colors. Jean Reschofsky has illustrated Native Americans, indigenous Africans, and Eskimos, each from their cultural perspective in native dress, identifying their cultural heritage.

The tender message behind the poetry illuminates the importance of celebrating Christmas with an open heart toward diversity. Gently explaining that races are all alike and reiterating that Christmas is of many colors, Colors of Christmas will become a classic resource in spreading the holiday spirit among children of all cultures--and also reaching out to the child in all of us.

About the author: 

Marie Jaume Goff-Tuttle was born in Provence. Her life has been dedicated to the teaching and promotion of her native language. She enjoys writing poetry, particularly Christmas poems. She is currently teaching at College of Marin in Kentfield, California.

The inspiration for Colors of Christmas came from the years spent at the International French School in Corte Madera, California. Recipient of the Palmes Académiques.

Jean Reschofsky (1905-1998) was a famous French artist who attended Ecole Nationale des Beaux Arts, Paris. A graduate from the Ecole Nationale des Arts Décoratifs in architecture and sculpture, he leaves an impressive and varied work in painting, sculpture, and the illustration of some 150 titles.

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