The Legend of the Christmas Stocking: An Inspirational Story of a Wish Come True

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This wonderful Christmas tale, set in the late 1800s, shares the touching story of a young boy named Peter. He sells newspapers to help his family while his father is away at sea, and he’s been saving a bit of his earnings to buy a model schooner in the woodworker’s shop. But after Uncle Jim, the woodworker, tells him the story of St. Nicholas, Peter discovers the meaning behind the hanging and filling of Christmas stockings and learns a heartfelt lesson in kindness and generosity. Filled with the rich, realistic...

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Overview

This wonderful Christmas tale, set in the late 1800s, shares the touching story of a young boy named Peter. He sells newspapers to help his family while his father is away at sea, and he’s been saving a bit of his earnings to buy a model schooner in the woodworker’s shop. But after Uncle Jim, the woodworker, tells him the story of St. Nicholas, Peter discovers the meaning behind the hanging and filling of Christmas stockings and learns a heartfelt lesson in kindness and generosity. Filled with the rich, realistic illustrations of Jim Griffin, children ages 4 to 8 will discover the depth of God's love shown through others as they learn the Christian meaning revealed in The Legend of the Christmas Stocking. Through imaginative and innovative products, Zonderkidz is feeding young souls.

With his father away at sea, it is up to Peter to help make sure his mother and sisters have a merry Christmas. Includes brief notes on Santa Claus and the legendary origin of the Christmas stocking.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780310708988
  • Publisher: Zonderkidz
  • Publication date: 10/1/2004
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 115,717
  • Age range: 4 - 7 Years
  • Product dimensions: 11.13 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.38 (d)

Meet the Author

Growing up, Rick Osborne really liked Superman. Superman did what was right, he did cool things that other people couldn’t do, and he never quit. The Bible is full of great Superman-type stories where God helps good guys battle evil guys with his awesome supernatural help. By telling these stories, Rick loves to help boys see the real-life superhero that God wants each of them to be. Rick lives with his family up north in Canada, closer to where Superman built his fortress.

Jim Griffin, illustrator and award-winning artist, studied at the renowned Pratt Institute. His work has been shown in numerous exhibitions and can be found in prestigious private collections.

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  • Posted November 28, 2011

    A Great Addition to Your Christmas Library!

    This is a wonderful story about a young boy waiting for his father to return from the sea, hopefully in time for Christmas! He hears the story of how Saint Nicholas put gold coins in stockings hung to dry by the fire.
    He spends what little money he has on gifts for his sisters and mother, fearing his father will not return in time.

    A wonderful story, written to read to children, or for young readers. The illustrations bring an earlier time to life!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 11, 2005

    A wonderful Christmas story

    This is such a sweet, classic book with a wonderful lesson weaved throughout it. It blends fiction and history together seemlessly and provides children with a better understanding of what Christmas really means. Highly recommended!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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