Willy and May

Willy and May: a Christmas Story by Judy SchachnerWilly and May: A Christmas story by Judy SchachnerWilly and May
Written and illustrated by Judy Schachner
Dutton Children’s Books, 2001 and reissued in 2008
978-0525479413, hardcover
978-0140559033, paperback

A young girl lovingly narrates this story about the special relationship she has with her quirky, birdlike Aunt May. May lives far away in the comfiest of houses with her “special fellow” – a canary named Willy. During the girl’s twice-yearly visits to her aunt, all three share never-to-be forgotten times.

"Verdant watercolors are as active and free as May’s imagination."—The Horn Book Magazine

"A marvelous intergenerational story for all seasons."—School Library Journal, starred review

"Full of lively details, the illustrations reflect the humor and the beguiling quality of the story."—Booklist, starred review

"The illustrations are wonderful watercolors filled with humor and love."—Children’s Literature