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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

The Legend of the Christmas Stocking...Review

About the book:
This wonderful Christmas tale, set in the late 1800s, shares the touching story of a young boy named Peter. He sells newspapers to help his family while his father is away at sea, and he’s been saving a bit of his earnings to buy a model schooner in the woodworker’s shop. But after Uncle Jim, the woodworker, tells him the story of St. Nicholas, Peter discovers the meaning behind the hanging and filling of Christmas stockings and learns a heartfelt lesson in kindness and generosity.

Filled with the rich, realistic illustrations of Jim Griffin, children ages 4 to 8 will discover the depth of God's love shown through others as they learn the Christian meaning revealed in The Legend of the Christmas Stocking.

One of my favorite Christmas stories. This tells the legend of how the filling of the stocking came to be a symbol of Christmas. Peter's father is at sea and no one knows when he is expected back. Peter has been selling newspapers to save money to buy a model ship. After he learns the story of Nicholas, a generous man who shared his fortune with others, Peter begins to realize the importance of faith and family. His generosity blesses his mother and sisters, even as a Christmas surprise awaits him.

A lovely story of how generosity and kindness to others blesses you. The illustrations are gorgeous. Children and adults alike will enjoy this beautiful Christmas book which shows us that while the legend of Santa Claus progressed over the ages, the origins of the story are rooted in the Christian belief of service to others.

You can purchase your own copy of this special book here.

Personal copy reread 12/09

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4/5 Stars


  1. I love these children's christmas stories. this one sounds special. thanks for the review.

  2. I need to read this because I have no idea how that legend came to be.

  3. What a great book! It sounds like the perfect gift for my nieces and nephew!