The Little Reindeer

The Little Reindeer

Illustrated by: Nicola Killen
For Ages: 4 - 8
“An original and entertaining Christmas story with its own understated charm.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“A quietly magical tale of holiday miracles and nighttime adventure.” —Publishers Weekly

“Killen works magic through simplicity in this understated holiday story…A perfect bedtime read; little ones will cozy up to this sweet book and drift off on their own reindeer-fueled flights of fancy.” —Booklist

“An elegant book that has a calming effect; a perfect holiday bedtime story.” —School Library Journal


An enchanting Christmas story about a magical yet unlikely friendship between a little girl and a lost reindeer sure to be a Christmas classic lovingly told and illustrated with red foil highlights and interactive die cuts.

When a jingling sound wakes her from her sleep, a little girl’s dreams come true when she meets a lost reindeer in the forest. They set off on a magical adventure and it becomes a Christmas never to forget. Nicola Killen’s evocative illustrations are sure to enchant in this beautiful book with die cut pages, foil, and flashes of festive red.
  • Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books | 
  • 32 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781481486866 | 
  • September 2017 | 
  • Grades P - 3
List Price $15.99 (price may vary by retailer)
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About the Author

Nicola Killen

Nicola Killen worked in greetings card design for many years before embarking on the master’s course in children’s book illustration at Cambridge School of Art. Her designs are featured on products for many retailers including Paperchase, John Lewis, Clintons, BHS, Sainsburys, Tesco, Boots, and Book Tokens. Since graduating she has been illustrating and writing picture books, board books, and pop-up books. She lives in Cambridge and works in a studio she shares with friends.