Nine Days to Christmas

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Nine Days to Christmas
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Author Marie Hall Ets and Aurora Labastida
Illustrator Marie Hall Ets and Aurora Labastida
Country United States
Genre Children's picture book
Publisher Viking Press
Publication date

Nine Days to Christmas is a book by Marie Hall Ets and Aurora Labastida. Released by Viking Press, it was the recipient of the Caldecott Medal for illustration in 1960.[1]

In the story, Ceci anxiously awaits her first posada, the special Mexican Christmas party, and the opportunity to select a piñata for it.


  1. ^ American Library Association: Caldecott Medal Winners, 1938 - Present. URL accessed 27 May 2009.
Preceded by
Chanticleer and the Fox
Caldecott Medal recipient
Succeeded by
Baboushka and the Three Kings