The Promiseby Jackie French Koller
It’s Jamie and Matt’s first Christmas since Ma’s death, and Matt is doing his best to keep her traditions. He chides Pa into decorating the tree and reminds him of Ma’s story of the animals’ Christmas miracle — their power to speak at midnight. Then Matt and his beloved Labrador retriever, Sara, set out to hang suet balls for the birds, just as Ma would have done.
Suddenly a hungry bear surprises them, mauling Sara. On top of that, snow has started falling hard and Matt is lost in the woods. But it is Christmas Eve near midnight — just the right time for a miracle. The Promise is a riveting story about the power to heal and about having faith — even when it leads where you don’t want to follow.
- Topeka Bindery
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- Product dimensions:
- 5.22(w) x 7.76(h) x 0.45(d)
- Age Range:
- 9 - 12 Years
Meet the Author
Jackie French Koller has written many books for children.
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'The Promise' was our group's holiday book selection, and it proved to be a perfect heart -warming read for any time of year. The story was based on a father, his children,their dog Sara, and their love and trust in each other while coping with the lost of their mother/ wife. The mother's spirit remained with them -wrapping them like a warm,cozy blanket. Her 'promise' to love and protect them proved true. The group loved this story by Jackie French Koller and is eager to read other books by her.
'The Promise' was a touching, magical story for our book group to discuss. The caring and presence of the family's late mother blanketed and protected her children even in her abscence. The true spirit of love, which is found in families of any type, even in our four-legged friends in 'The Promise' was a tender reminder that even when we are not together our impact remains with each other.