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A Stubborn Sweetness and Other Stories for the Christmas Season

A Stubborn Sweetness and Other Stories for the Christmas Season

Katherine Paterson

Price: Free

Warm and enchanting, each of these short stories are full of the spirit, love and joy of the Christmas season. From the young child who offers his friendship to an older woman and teaches her the true joy of the season to the story of a lonely widower who finds joy, each story will touch your heart in a special way. Read a story a day, feel the warmth over and over.

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A Stubborn Sweetness and Other Stories for the Christmas Season is a collection of modern-day short stories by Katherine Paterson, award-winning author of Bridge to Terabithia and The Great Gilly Hopkins- both loved by children and adults for over twenty years. This compilation includes stories of real-life people such as a shopping mall’s night watchman, a lonely widower, a pregnant teenage runaway, a political prisoner in China, a grieving mother, and a privileged American, who have forgotten the true meaning of Christmas because of loss, pain, greed or circumstances. Through unexpected and uplifting ways, each is reminded of the first Christmas story and the vision of hope and peace it offers the world. They realize that even in the darkness, the light and song of Christmas can be seen and heard.

This heart-warming gift book, filled with stories of real people finding hope, courage, and faith amidst life’s circumstances, radiates the spirit of the season and reminds each of us what Christmas truly means. Originally written to be read during her church’s Christmas Eve service, this collection of holiday stories is perfect for individuals, families, and churches to read and share during the season.

[The song of Christmas] is not louder. It is swallowed up quickly in the cry of anger or the clack of greed. No, the song is not louder, but it persists. It comes, as it had come to me beside my [dying] father’s bed, a melody of the most stubborn sweetness, for which we are never prepared. And we turn away from it again and again and again.

‘But oh, my child,’ I said to the empty night, `even though the song is not louder, it is stronger. And someday it will find you–out there alone in the darkness.’ – From the story A Stubborn Sweetness

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The Blue Umbrella: A Novel

The Blue Umbrella: A Novel

Mike Mason

Price: Free

This book is classic good vs. evil, but at the center lies a crisis moment for Zac Sparks, a 10-year-old boy whose mother died when struck by lightning. Can Zac reconcile a loving God with a Sovereign God who controls the weather?

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When Zac Sparks’s mother dies, he’s sent to live in Five Corners with his cruel old Aunties. It isn’t long before Zac knows something strange is going on. Five Corners is populated with weird characters—a midget butler, a girl who doesn’t speak, a blind balloon seller, a mysterious singer, and the Aunties’ father, Dada. Zac’s first encounter with Dada is so terrifying that he faints dead away.

The one bright spot is Sky Porter, a friendly soul who encourages Zac and shows him kindness. But Sky isn’t what he seems either, and when Zac learns Sky’s amazing secret he sees that this wonderful man may have a very dark side as well. Discovering that Dada is an evil magician who is intent on stealing the ultimate treasure, Zac knows that many lives are at stake, including his own.

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Twas The Night Before Christmas: Edited By Santa Claus for the Benefit of Children of the 21st Century

Twas The Night Before Christmas: Edited By Santa Claus for the Benefit of Children of the 21st Century

Clement C. Moore

Price: Free

Loved it for my grandkids. I loved it as a child, and our kids too. Such a treat for little ones.

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Gold Medal Winner 2012 Moonbeam Children’s Book Award Best Holiday Book. 1st place winner for the Global International Best Christian Children’s Book. This colorful and bright edition was created for young readers in mind. Attracting global media attention, The BBC, The View, The Colbert Report, New York Post, Huffington Post and many others for what the Kirkus Review calls a legitimate editing of the reference to the pipe and wreath of smoke for the first time in the history of this the most famous poem in the English language. This is the edition that is credited with having Santa stop smoking after 189 years and for taking a small bite out of history. The public health sector, parents, educators and grandparents have applauded and welcomed the addition of this child friendly edition.

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The Baker's Dozen: A Saint Nicholas Tale

The Baker’s Dozen: A Saint Nicholas Tale

Aaron Shepard

Price: One Cent

This is a gorgeously illustrated book that teaches a wonderful lesson about the spirit of generosity. Who can condemn the baker who is perfectly fair? St. Nicholas, cloaked as an old woman — who shows him that by giving more of his own possessions, he will in turn receive greater rewards.

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***#1 AMAZON BESTSELLING CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS BOOK (NOV. 2013)***
***#1 AMAZON BESTSELLING CHILDREN’S COLONIAL FICTION (NOV. 2013)***

Van Amsterdam the baker was well known for his honesty as well as for his fine Saint Nicholas cookies. He always gave his customers exactly what they paid for — not more and not less. So, he was not about to give in when a mysterious old woman comes to him on Saint Nicholas Day and insists that a dozen is thirteen!

The woman’s curse puts an end to the baker’s business, and he believes it would take Saint Nicholas to help him. But if he receives that help, will it be exactly what he imagined?

Find out in this inspiring legend from Dutch colonial New York about the birth of an honored American custom.

TEACHERS AND LIBRARIANS — A READER’S THEATER SCRIPT OF THIS BOOK IS AVAILABLE IN AARON’S BOOK “FOLKTALES ON STAGE,” OR FREE ON AARON’S WEB SITE.

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