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
Hardboard plaque features a unique shape, printed facing and a pretty satin ribbon for hanging. USA-made; facing printed and plaque assembled at Abbey Press. Also includes keyhole hanger on back. 11 1/8" x 7 1/2".
Text: I Am God's Princess, and Jesus is my King. I give Him my obedience, my heart, my everything. When I follow Jesus and show love to everyone, I win a crown in heaven and help make His kingdom come
Colorful print features a fun design and text. Framed under glass in white wood.
11" x 14"
Text: Ten Commandments for Kids 1. Thank God for each new day. 2. Be thoughtful and kind in what you say and do. 3. Share your things cheerfully. 4. Help family members without being asked. 5. Take care of all living things: people, animals and plants. 6. Be true to what is really important. 7. Treat other people's things as if they were your own. 8. Always tell the truth and be honest. 9. Be happy for your friends when good things happen to them. 10. Show God your love by loving others...
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