Saturday, December 20, 2014

The Legend of the Candy Cane {book review}

One of my favorite things to do this time of year is read books with the boys. One year we even did a Christmas Book Countdown. Which was a little over the top and consisted of the boys opening a book every day in December leading up to Christmas. Needless to say they loved it but I knew I needed to find something that wouldn't tire me out.

So this year, I picked up about eight or nine books from the library and I received this book in the mail. This is the cutest story and has ties in such a meaningful message of Jesus and Christmas. The boys loved it and we read it a few times in one sitting. The pictures and story are so appealing, especially to little ones! A great gift to little ones to share the true meaning of Christmas. Enjoy!


One dark November night a stranger rides into a small prairie town. Who is he? Why has he come? The townspeople wish he were a doctor, a dressmaker, or a trader. But the children have the greatest wish of all, a deep, quiet, secret wish. Then a young girl named Lucy befriends the newcomer. When he reveals his identity and shares with her the legend of the candy cane, she discovers fulfillment of her wishes and the answer to her town's dreams. Now will she share what she has learned? 

Warm, lavish illustrations by James Bernardin bring to life a timeless tale by Lori Walburg, a story that will help families celebrate the mystery and miracle of Christmas—for many Christmases to come.

With the help of a little girl, a mysterious stranger tells the story of the candy cane to the people of a small prairie town during Christmas time at the turn of the century.

A cute, timeless story your family will love. You can grab a copy here. 

I received a copy of this book from Booklook Bloggers for a post and my honest opinion.


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