It was the day before Christmas in a small Russian village. Alexi's babushka was telling him what Christmas was like when she was a girl-before the soldiers came. "Our church was as crowded as a pod full of peas. Candles made the church as bright as the sunniest day. Watching over us was the blessed icon of St. Nicholas." Alexi had many questions, including, "Why can't we celebrate Christmas tomorrow in St. Nicholas?" Babushka sadly replied that it would take a miracle after sixty years. Well, Alexi had heard enough. If there truly was such a thing as a miracle, why couldn't it happen here? And so unfolds a story that poignantly reveals how, though quiet and hidden, faith and hope cannot be suppressed-by soldiers or by time.
By Gloria Whelan
Illustrated by Judith Brown
Hardcover: 32 pages
4 and up
Prepare your young children for Christmas by reading aloud these delightful and inspiring stories. Familiar customs such as the Advent wreath and the Christmas tree, as well as traditions from other parts of the world, are woven into charming stories with colorful illustrations. Included are stories from the Bible related to the birth of Christ, along with tales of children learning the true meaning of Christmas.
Ages 3 to 7 years
Sophie de Mullenheim
This live action video features Broadway sensation Jennifer Naimo and professional ventriloquist Randy Malick and his puppet Friends. And children make A Christmas for Little Children exciting as they sing their way through the holiday. Ten lively songs keep your child’s full attention, and manger animals, playful art and animated stories of the saints add to the fun.
A Christmas for Little Children is sure to spark a friendship between your child and Jesus!
30 Minute Video. 2005
12 Pages, 50 Fun Flaps