The Twelve Days of Christmas in Michigan

Katie visits her Michigander cousin, Will, who gives her uniquely Michigan gifts for the twelve days of Christmas.  In Katie’s letters home, the reader learns all sorts of fun facts about Michigan.  A great collage at the end filled with posters of famous Michigan icons such as Stevie Wonder and Jeff Daniels rounds out the story by Susan Collins Thoms and illustrated by Deb Pilutti.

The Twelve Days of Christmas in Michigan has many extension opportunities, including a song, Michigan history and geography and Christmas activities.


About AnEducationInBooks

Wendy BooydeGraaff is the author of Salad Pie, a children's picture book published by Ripple Grove Press. Her work has been published in Emrys Journal Online, The Emerson Review, Jellyfish Review, Bending Genres, SmokeLong Quarterly and Leopardskin & Limes, and is forthcoming in NOON. Read more work at or find her on Twitter @BooyTweets.
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3 Responses to The Twelve Days of Christmas in Michigan

  1. Julie says:

    I’m a born and raised Michigander – from Gaylord. I live in Colorado now and have the CO version of this series, but I’d love to see the Michigan one! 🙂

  2. I really need to read this book!

  3. Laurie says:

    Great blog! For those who love Michigan and books as much as you do, a fun and funky vintage Michigan map (or any other state) from a 1930s children’s book that’s a great and not-too-ex­pensive gift for anyone, and a truly cool addition to any apartment, cottage or home, go the StoriesDivinations on Etsy, handcrafted treats from Ann Arbor, MI.

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