The Christmas Candle

The Christmas Candle

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by Richard Paul Evans, Jacob Collins
     
 

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A classic Christmas fable about love and charity, retold by Richard Paul Evans, author of The Christmas Box.

On a snowy Christmas Eve, a young man named Thomas on his way home for a family celebration realizes that the candle in his lantern is about to expire. He stops in a chandler's shop filled with fantastic wax creations, but instead of admiring them

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A classic Christmas fable about love and charity, retold by Richard Paul Evans, author of The Christmas Box.

On a snowy Christmas Eve, a young man named Thomas on his way home for a family celebration realizes that the candle in his lantern is about to expire. He stops in a chandler's shop filled with fantastic wax creations, but instead of admiring them Thomas scorns the chandler for wasting his time on sculptures that will only melt. The mysterious old chandler sells him a special Christmas candle. Back on the bitterly cold street, the young man is accosted by an old beggar woman. When he lifts his lantern to get a better look, the candlelight reveals that she is his mother. He gives her his cloak and only then sees the truth: She is not his mother after all, but a stranger. The candle tricks him again before he reaches home, cold and penniless, but richer for his newfound realization that we are all part of one family.

This intriguing original fable about charity is accompanied by lavish, mood-filled oil paintings by artist Jacob Collins. Together, author and artist have created an exquisite holiday gift book that will be treasured by the entire family.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781416926825
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
Publication date:
10/03/2006
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
536,494
Product dimensions:
9.62(w) x 7.87(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile:
AD600L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Richard Paul Evans is the #1 bestselling author of The Christmas Box. Each of his more than twenty-five novels has been a New York Times bestseller. There are more than twenty million copies of his books in print worldwide, translated into more than twenty-four languages. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the American Mothers Book Award, the Romantic Times Best Women’s Novel of the Year Award, the German Audience Gold Award for Romance, two Religion Communicators Council Wilbur Awards, the Washington Times Humanitarian of the Century Award and the Volunteers of America National Empathy Award. He lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, with his wife, Keri, and their five children. You can learn more about Richard on Facebook at Facebook.com/RPEFans, or visit his website, RichardPaulEvans.com.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Salt Lake City, Utah
Date of Birth:
October 11, 1962
Place of Birth:
Salt Lake City, Utah
Education:
B.A., University of Utah, 1984

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I mistakenly bought this book for my brother who is in prison. He loves all of Richard Paul Evans' books, and when I sent this to him from Barnes and Noble, I didn't realize it was a children's book. Evans' books have had a profound effect on my brother spiritually. He told me that this particular book was written for children and that he still enjoyed it, but that he wanted to send it to my daughter--so he sent it to her, and she really loves itm though I'm not sure she gets the moral of the story yet!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am in costant search of things to help teach my boys the true gift of giving. Richard Paul Evans does a wonderful job in this story and others.This was the first book I read to my children by this author,(2000). I have now read 3 others. They are all inspirational stories that touch the heart. I found it difficult not to cry. The true meaning of why we are here lies within these pages. This is a beautiful story for all. To give and not to judge, that it could be any one of us in need and to be thankful for the kindness of strangers.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Richard Paul Evans reminds us that 'Our Family' consists of more than those of our own household. And yes I am my brothers keeper. Very well written and 'Enlightening'.