The Legend of the Candy Cane, Newly Illustrated Edition: The Inspirational Story of Our Favorite Christmas Candy

The Legend of the Candy Cane, Newly Illustrated Edition: The Inspirational Story of Our Favorite Christmas Candy

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by Lori Walburg, James Bernardin
     
 

This newly illustrated edition of The Legend of the Candy Cane renews the wonder and charm of the original timeless tale written by Lori Walburg with vibrant artwork from Bad Dog, Marley illustrator, Richard Cowdrey, that brings this holiday classic to life for a new generation.See more details below

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Overview

This newly illustrated edition of The Legend of the Candy Cane renews the wonder and charm of the original timeless tale written by Lori Walburg with vibrant artwork from Bad Dog, Marley illustrator, Richard Cowdrey, that brings this holiday classic to life for a new generation.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
This animated video, inspired by the 1997 picture book of the same name, introduces children to the Christian symbolism behind a popular Christmas confection. The dusty, nearly deserted town of West Sage gets a bit shaken up when a stranger named John Sonneman arrives (along with a young companion named Matthew) and announces his plans to stay. Sonneman begins restoring a rickety storefront so that he can open up shop but the town folk aren't sure what kind of shop. Turns out Sonneman is a candy man and he lets young Jane in on his secret while also telling her all about the origin of the peppermint, red-and-white-striped candy canes people have come to associate with Christmas over the years. While the legend is an interesting one, with special appeal to Christian viewers, it gets buried in this expanded version of the tale. Too many characters and too much meandering exposition at the outset may have younger viewers wondering if the candy cane will ever make its entrance. Veteran actors Florence Henderson, Tom Bosley, Ossie Davis and Malcolm-Jamal Warner all give solid vocal performances. But, unfortunately, the excellent cast seems lost in the uneven story line. FYI: The Legend of the Candy Cane will air on PAX-TV on November 22 and also on December 22. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
Children's Literature - Deborah Zink Roffino
Here's a fresh Christmas story full of wishes and tradition. Magical paintings tell of a stranger who comes to town one snowy November. Everyone wonders what kind of shop he plans to open. It is the children who get their wish, but everyone gets a wonderful new gift that will last for all Christmases to come.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780310730125
Publisher:
Zonderkidz
Publication date:
09/25/2012
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
496,654
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
4 - 7 Years

Meet the Author

Lori Walburg is a freelance editor, a writer for the NIrV Kid's Devotional Bible, and the author of The Legend of the Easter Egg. She lives with her family in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Richard Cowdrey’s favorite things to draw and paint are the things that reflect the awesomeness of God and His creation. From vast landscapes to the littlest bug on a leaf, Richard marvels at the beauty in the details. Richard's bestselling children's books include Legend of the Candy Cane, Bad Dog, Marley and A Very Marley Christmas.

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The Legend of the Candy Cane


By Lori Walburg

Zondervan Publishing Company

Copyright © 1997 Lori Walburg
All right reserved.

ISBN: 0310212472


Chapter One

One rainy night, a man rode his horse up to the door of an empty store. He stopped his horse and smiled. "This will do just fine," he said.

The man worked hard to fix up the old store, "Pam! Pam! Pam!" went his hammer. "Snish! Snish! Snish!" went his saw.

The people in town did not know who the man was. Nobody knew what he was building. The grown-ups just watched ... and waited. The children just wondered ... and wished!

One day a little girl named Lucy knocked on the door of the mysterious store.

"Hello," she said. "My name is Lucy. Do you need some help?"

"Can you unpack boxes?" the man asked.

"Yes, I can do that," answered Lucy.

She came in and saw dozens of boxes, barrels, and crates.

Lucy opened the first box. She picked up something wrapped in paper. It was round and heavy. She almost dropped it!

When she unwrapped the paper, she saw a glass jar.

Lucy unpacked another glass jar. Then another ... and another. Fat jars, tall jars, thin jars, round jars.

"Now what shall we put inside the jars?" the man finally asked.

Lucy wished a secret wish! She did not tell what it was. She waited to see what the man would say.

Then he took the top off a big box. Inside it, Lucy saw lollipops, chewing gum balls, peppermint sticks, taffy and her favorite candy-gumdrops!

Lucy's secret wish had come true.

The man laughed when he saw Lucy's eyes light up.

"Welcome to John Sonneman's Candy Store," he said. "And now, Miss Lucy, we must fill all these jars with treats."

So they worked and worked until all the jars were full of colorful candy.

In the very last crate, Lucy saw a candy she had never seen before.



Continues...


Excerpted from The Legend of the Candy Cane by Lori Walburg Copyright © 1997 by Lori Walburg. Excerpted by permission.
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