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In the Holly Jolly North Pole

A Pop-Up Adventure

From an idea by Nancy Hall / Illustrated by Nancy Leschnikoff


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About The Book

Join Santa’s helpers on a journey through his workshop in this cheerful, sturdy holiday pop-up book!

Welcome to the cold North Pole,
where elves are all preparing
gifts for children around the world
for fun, and play, and sharing.

At the North Pole, Santa’s workshop is stuffed with little elves preparing for the holidays with gifts, treats, and fun! A sturdy page-turner, In the Holly Jolly North Pole is an innovative pop-up story with treats for kids of all ages.

About The Author

Joel Stern is the bestselling author of many books of paper crafts, including My First Origami KitMy First Origami Fairy Tales Kit, and Washington Pops!. He conducts paper craft workshops for kids of all ages in camps, schools, community centers, and libraries, and his folded and pop-up paper creations have been exhibited throughout the world.

About The Illustrator

Nancy Leschnikoff is a freelance illustrator based just outside of London in Kent. Specializing in the illustration and design of children’s books and book covers, she also loves lettering projects that marry her skills of illustration and design. Nancy’s hand-drawn style has been featured in advertising, branding, web design, and publishing. Visit her at

Product Details

  • Publisher: Little Simon (September 12, 2023)
  • Length: 14 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781665933315
  • Ages: 3 - 5

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Raves and Reviews

“A short, sweet, and cute pop-up board book celebrating Santa’s Christmas Eve visit. . .The number of pop-ups in this work is amazing—every single one of the six spreads that make up the book pops to life with elves hard at work.”

– School Library Journal, 9/22/2023

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