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The Mitford Snowmen: A Mitford Christmas Story

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 14, 2002

    A snapshot, taken at a very special moment...

    Jan Karon's novels are literary journeys into the heart and soul of Mitford. The Mitford Snowmen however was not. It is instead, a snapshot, taken at a very special moment, and meant to be treasured for the memories it evokes.The Mitford Snowmen captures the best of Mitford and I was not disappointed.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2002

    JAN KARON, SHAME ON YOU

    I have read all of the Mitford Series, and loved them. I am a big Jan Karon fan. However, I feel she milked her popularity on this one, and gave it very little effort. Not just because of the size, but also the content. It was boring & uninspiring. Shame on you, Jan Karon.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 28, 2001

    A Quick Peek at Mitford

    My first thought after the first read of this tiny book was that it cost too much for such a short story. The pictures are well done and yes, it is cute, and yes, it has all the favorite Mitford characters 'in character.' But it was over so quickly. Then I gave it another shot, this time savoring it slowly. It was a little glimpse of a scene like those in a ball that, when shaken, stirs up the snow from the bottom. Magical. If you are expecting one of Jan Karon's novels, you may be disappointed. If you want a just a moment in Mitford at Christmastime I would recommend reading it slowly. Again.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 30, 2001

    An Expensive Short Story with Little Plot

    This short story occurs before Christmas in Mitford, and people admire the Christmas lights and wish each other Merry Christmas. That¿s the essence of the Christmas story here. The 1200 word short story covers an impromptu snowman-building contest, with colorful water color illustrations. Mayor Esther Cunningham buys everyone doughnuts and hot chocolate. Apparently, this is a children¿s type book for adults. You will get a warm glow from the good cheer that the Mitford people bear towards one another. You can probably get more good cheer, however, from rereading another of Ms. Karon¿s books that you liked . . . and buy yourself some hot chocolate and doughnuts with the money you save. Most short story writers will feel that they could have done better with the same subject. I graded the book at one star for being misleading in its subtitle, ¿A Christmas Story,¿ and being a poor value for the money. If the book were free without the misleading subtitle, I would have graded it as a two star effort.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 17, 2001

    Snow Midget

    Please don't bother. You pay over a dollar per minute of reading. I read the entire short, short, story whild waiting in line to pay for real books. Best just to wait until next year when a real Mitford book comes out.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 26, 2001

    A Bedtime Story For A Child

    I had no idea what to expect from this book. When I ordered and picked it up from my local bookstore I was suprised and disappointed in its appearance. Although it is a cute little story, I read it within minutes and felt like my pocketbook had been taken advantage of. A nice bedtime story for the kids.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 13, 2001

    Delicious dessert????

    This book bills itself by saying 'if you find the Mitford novels a feast, you'll find the Mitford Snowmen a delicious dessert.' That may be true but this dessert barely filled my back tooth. The type in the book covers 4' x 3.5' of the page and there are only 23 pages to the book! Of those 23 pages, 14 have type with the remaining being graphics designed to sell greeting cards. Of the 14 with type, 5 also have graphics and two are half pages. Skip the book and, with the money you save, buy yourself a real dessert.

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