From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Christmas Box and The Mistletoe Promise comes a picture book about a boy who learns a lesson about the true meaning of Christmas. This holiday classic has been given a new cover and format—perfect for gift-giving.
High in the mountains lies the town of Noel, surrounded by beautiful white walls and a great silver gate. Every year Alexander and his mother walk the long distance to Noel to watch the lighting of the village Christmas tree. This year Alexander learns that the Keeper of the Flame will choose the person who has given the truest gift of Christmas to light the Flame. On his way to Noel, Alexander helps a poor old man he finds lying in the snow. His act of charity is rewarded, and Alexander learns that it isn’t what you have to give, but how you give of yourself that matters most.
Master storyteller Richard Paul Evans shares a heartwarming tale of the true meaning of Christmas spirit.
|Product dimensions:||8.70(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.40(d)|
|Age Range:||3 Months to 8 Years|
About the Author
Richard Paul Evans is the #1 bestselling author of The Christmas Box. Each of his more than thirty-five novels has been a New York Times bestseller. There are more than thirty-five 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, five 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.
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
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Personal Response:I collect Christmas books so I am always on the lookout for a new one to add to my collection. This is one I will definitely be adding. Richard Paul Evens is also one of my favorite author's so that is another reason I was drawn to this book. I really like the message of how important it is to reach out an help others. In doing so we help ourselves.Curricular Connections:I would use this as a read-aloud for story time.
This is a beautiful story for a child to grow up with. It shows giving and compassion to one in need. May your Christmases be bright and joyous.
An excellent book for children and adults alike. This book captures the true spirit of Christmas.
An engaging story with flowing language and imagery, beautiful illustrations, and a gentle lesson for what Christmas is really about.
Santa is really a "Wise Man" in this story, and it's a wonderful way to teach your children the true meaning of the season. We'll be opening this one before Christmas morning. I also loved the lush, beautiful illustrations.