Chicken Soup for the Soul Christmas Treasury for Kids: A Story a Day from December 1st Through Christmas for Kids and Their Families

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Chicken Soup for the Soul Christmas Treasury for Kids is an inspirational collection of 25 stories—-mostly written by kids themselves—-about Christmas memories, loving others, giving, traditions, and miracles.

A collection of stories for each day in December through Christmas Day, to rekindle the excitement of the season and remind us what Christmas is really about.

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Overview

Chicken Soup for the Soul Christmas Treasury for Kids is an inspirational collection of 25 stories—-mostly written by kids themselves—-about Christmas memories, loving others, giving, traditions, and miracles.

A collection of stories for each day in December through Christmas Day, to rekindle the excitement of the season and remind us what Christmas is really about.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Twenty-five true tales, many of them submitted by Chicken Soup readers, celebrate the holiday spirit in Chicken Soup for the Soul Christmas Treasury for Kids: A Story a Day from December 1st Through Christmas for Kids and Their Families by Jack Canfield et al.
School Library Journal
Gr 4-8-The introduction claims that these 25 true stories were selected by a panel of 350 youngsters. It is difficult, however, to see where their child appeal might be. Designed for family sharing, most are sentimental, awkwardly written accounts of past experiences where the true meaning of Christmas transcended and transformed personal tragedy or impoverished circumstances. While many of these anecdotes focus on children, most are told from an adult perspective. Libraries that choose to buy this title will do so based on the series' popularity, not for its literary merit.-V. W. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780757300387
  • Publisher: Health Communications, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/1/2002
  • Series: Chicken Soup for the Soul Series
  • Pages: 100
  • Age range: 6 - 11 Years

Meet the Author

Jack Canfield is a co-founder of Chicken Soup for the Soul.

Mark Victor Hansen is a co-founder of Chicken Soup for the Soul.

Biography

While Jack Canfield himself may not necessarily be a household name, it's very likely that you have heard of his famed Chicken Soup for the Soul series and nearly as likely that you have at least one of them sitting on your very own bookshelf! Having got his start as an inspirational speaker, Canfield's own story is nothing less than inspirational.

Jack Canfield had been traveling around delivering key note speeches and organizing workshops to help audiences build their self-esteem and maximize their potential when he had an in-flight brainstorm that changed his life. While flying home from a gig, Canfield realized that the very same advice he had been delivering during his in-person addresses could potentially form the basis of a book. Canfield used inspirational stories he'd gleaned over the years as the basis of his speeches, and he thought it would be a terrific idea to gather together 101 inspirational stories and anthologize them in a single volume. Upon returning home, Canfield approached friend and author Mark Victor Hansen about his concept. Hansen agreed it was a great idea, and the two men set about finding a publisher. Believe it or not, the mega-selling series was not an easy sell to publishers. "We were rejected by 123 publishers all told," Canfield told Shareguide.com. "The first time we went to New York, we visited with about a dozen publishers in a two day period with our agent, and nobody wanted it. They all said it was a stupid title, that nobody bought collections of short stories, that there was no edge -- no sex, no violence. Why would anyone read it?"

Canfield wisely practiced what he preached -- and persisted. Ultimately, he and Hansen sold the first Chicken Soup for the Soul book to a small press based in Deerfield Beach, Florida, called Health Communications. The rest, as they say, is history. There are currently 80 million copies of the Chicken Soup books in print, with subjects as varied as Chicken Soup For the Horse Lover's Soul and Chicken Soup For the Prisoner's Soul. Canfield and Hansen ranked as the top-selling authors of 1997 and are multiple New York Times bestsellers. Most important of all, the inspirational stories they have gathered in their many volumes have improved the lives of countless readers.

This year, expect to see Canfield's name gracing the covers of such titles as Chicken Soup For the Scrapbooker's Soul, Chicken Soup For the Mother and Son Soul, and Chicken Soup For the African American Woman's Soul. He and Hansen have also launched the all-new "Healthy Living" series and 8 titles in that series have already been released this year. There is also the fascinating You've GOT to Read This Book!, in which Canfield compiles personal accounts by 55 people each discussing a book that has changed his or her life. The most compelling of these may be the story of young entrepreneur Farrah Gray, who read Deepak Chopra's The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success at the age of 11 and made his first million dollars at the age of 14!

With no sign of slowing down, Canfield continues to be an inspiration to millions, who fortunately refused to give up when it seemed as though he would never even get his first book published. "Mark and I are big believers in perseverance," he said. "If you have a vision and a life purpose, and you believe in it, then you do not let external events tell you what is so. You follow your internal guidance and follow your bliss, as Joseph Campbell used to say."

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Canfield is the founder of two California based self-esteem programs, "Self-Esteem Seminars" in Santa Barbara and "The Foundation For Self Esteem" in Culver City.

Writing the first Chicken Soup book was a lot more daunting than Canfield expected. After the first three years of research, he and Mark Victor Hansen had only compiled 68 stories -- 33 tales shy of their goal of 101 stories.

Along with co-writing dozens of full-length books, Canfield also publishes a free biweekly newsletter called Success Strategies.

Some fun and fascinating outtakes from our interview with Canfield:

"My inspiration for writing comes from my passion for teaching others how to live more effective lives. I started out as a history teacher in an all-black inner city high school in Chicago, graduated to a teacher trainer, then psychotherapist, then trainer of therapists, then large group transformational trainer and then a writer and keynote speaker. All along the way, my desire was to make a difference, to help people live more fulfilling lives. That is what I still do today. Most people don't know this but I was not a good writer in college. I got a C in composition. Nobody would have ever believed I would grow up to be a bestselling author."

"I play guitar, and I am learning to play the piano. I love movies and some TV shows. My favorites are Six Feet Under, Grey's Anatomy, House and Lost. I love to play Scrabble, poker and backgammon with my in-laws, nieces and nephews. We really get into it. I love to travel. I have been to 25 countries and try to add two or three new ones every year."

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    1. Hometown:
      Santa Barbara, California
    1. Date of Birth:
      August 19, 1944
    2. Place of Birth:
      Fort Worth, Texas
    1. Education:
      B.A. in History, Harvard University, 1966; M.A.T. Program, University of Chicago, 1968; M.Ed., U. of Massachusetts, 1973
    2. Website:

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I'm Not Scrooge . . . I'm Just Broke!

It's said that you can never have too many friends, but Christmas was just a week away and I had five people left to shop for on my christmas list and only three dollars to my name. How do you tell your mother, brother and three friendsthat you can only spend sixty cents on each of them?
"Let's set a price limit on our gifts this year," I suggested to my best friend Joanie.
"That's a good idea," Joanie agreed. "How about nothing over five dollars?"
"How about nothing over sixty cents?" I felt like the biggest cheapskate in the world.
"I guess this is where I'm supposed to say it's not the gift, it's the thought that counts," Joanie smiled. "But don't blame me if all you get is a stick of gum!"
It is almost impossible to buy anything for under sixty cents, so it was really going to have to be very small gifts with very big thoughts. I'd never spent so much time or effort trying to come up with the right gift for the right person.
Finally, Christmas day arrived, and I was worried how people would feel about my "cheap" gifts.
I gave my mother a scented candle with a note that said, "You are the brightest light in my life." She almost cried when she read the note.
I gave my brother a wooden ruler. On the back of it I'd painted, "No brother in the world could measure up to you." He gave me a bag of sugar and had written on it, "You're sweet." He'd never said anything like that to me before.
For Joanie, I painted an old pair of shoes gold and stuck dried flowers on them with a note that said, "No one could ever fill your shoes." She gave me a feather and a Band-Aid. She said I always tickled her funny bone and made me laugh until her sides ached.
To my other friends, I gave one a paper fan and a note on it, "I'm your biggest fan." To the other, I gave a calculator that cost one dollar and I painted a message on the back, "You can always count on me." They gave me a horseshoe for luck and a bundle of sticks tied with a ribbon because "friends stick together."
I don't remember all the other gifts that I got from people last Christmas, but I remember every one of the "cheap" gifts.
My brother thinks I'm sweet. My mother knows she is the most important person in my life. Joanie thinks I'm funny and make her laugh, which is important because her dad moved away last year and she misses him and is sad sometimes.
I was worried I would have enough money for Christmas gifts, but I gave gifts to five people and still had twenty cents left over. We all still talk about our "cheap" gifts an dhow much fun it was to come up with a gift that cost pennies but told someone how we really felt about them. On my bookshelf, I still have a bag of sugar, a feather, a horseshoe and a bundle of sticks . . . and they are priceless.

-- Storm Stafford

©2002. Storm Stafford. All rights reserved. Reprinted from Chicken Soup for the Soul Christmas Treasury for Kids by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Patty Hansen, and Irene Dunlap. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form or by any means, without the written permission of the publisher. Publisher: Health Communications, Inc., 3201 SW 15th Street , Deerfield Beach , FL 33442.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 16, 2011

    Inspirational

    I bought this for my grandchildren to read every day up to Christmas. To keep the true meaning of Christmas in front of them.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 7, 2006

    Soul Stirring Stories

    We read through this every year and not a year goes by where we don't shed a tear over each story. One story for every day in December. Very thought provoking for children. Lessons to be thankful for.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 16, 2005

    Chicken Soup for the Soul Christmas Treasury for Kids: A Story a Day from December 1st Through Christmas for Kids and Their Families

    It's a cute, sweet, tender book that has lovable, enjoyable, wonderful short stories of miracles, kindly gestures, and so much more of experiences from others lives that touch your heart. I enjoyed reading it myself, and my kids- Kelly~7 and Jennah~ 8- thought it was fun to hear all the stories. So, this christmas, why not pick up something special such as this book to share with your loved ones. Everyone will enjoy hearing the stories this christmas. Its a wonderful way to celebrate the true christmas spirit. But don't forget that christmas isn't about presents, or even about spending time with loved ones, its entirely about the birth of Jesus Christ. well, thank you for publishing such a phenominal collection of books CSFTS! Keep it up!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 1, 2005

    Chicken Soup for the Soul Christmas Treasury for Kids: A Story a Day from December 1st Through Christmas for Kids and Their Families

    It just lacks something that most of the other Chicken Soup for the Soul books have, the stories aren't very touching and I dont recommend kids to read it with their families. Well, thats about it. Sorry, no offense ment.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 19, 2005

    Chicken Soup for the Soul Christmas Treasury for Kids: A Story a Day from December 1st Through Christmas for Kids and Their Families

    Chicken Soup for the Soul Christmas Treasury for Kids, is a book filled with heart-warming stories, able to be enjoyed by all ages. I personally read them whenever I am feeling stressed or let down, no matter what time of the year it is. They cheer you up a little. It's filled with the importance of giving, loving, and being with the family. But, as being a Christian, Christmas isn't about presents, or even being with the family. It's soley about the birth of our Savior. Anyway, this is a remarkable collection of stories and I recommend you all read it with your families as I did with mine.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2005

    Chicken Soup for the Soul Christmas Treasury for Kids: A Story a Day from December 1st Through Christmas for Kids and Their Families

    i love it and everyone should get a chance to read this great book. way to go chicken soup for the soul authors!! you guys keep producing amazing books!! keep it up ya'll and dont hold back, catch ya on da flipside!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 30, 2002

    As a contributing author......

    I would like to thank Chicken Soup for allowing me the opportunity to be a part of such a wonderful project. These stories are cherished memories that will make wonderful holiday bedtime stories for generations to come. I am proud to be a part of this book! Denise Peebles

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