>> Tuesday, December 02, 2008
As I sit down to write this review I feel like my words will fall painfully short of describing how much I was moved by this book. At a time when consumerism seems to have taken over the joy of Christmas (yes, I know it's been that way for years) and people are being stomped to death over toys I really think this book is necessary for everyone. Maybe it could help put Christmas back into perspective.
This is the story of Molar Alan (his name is explained in the book) and his brother who, with the help of Dr. Christopher K. Ringle receive an amazing Christmas gift, the best gift they never wanted.
Parts of this book made me laugh out loud and others had me quietly sobbing. I can't begin to describe the emotions it pulled from me, I can only hope that you will buy the book and experience the beauty of its words.
This book will become a Christmas tradition in our home. As my daughters get older we will read this aloud as Christmas approaches and, hopefully they will join in with the reading as they are able. This is truly a story that will last lifetimes.
Click Here to read an excerpt of The Paper Bag Christmas.
Many thanks to Miriam at the Hachette Book Group for sending me this book. Miriam has also graciously offered a second book to one of my readers.
To enter simply leave a comment with your favorite Christmas tradition.
For a second entry read the excerpt of The Paper Bag Christmas. The main character is given a sheet of paper with a single question on it. What would you write if you were given that paper? Leave a second comment with your answer.
For a third entry blog this contest or retweet (for Twitter copy & paste this: RT @iatraveler Giving away a copy of The Paper Bag Christmas! Must read! http://tinyurl.com/67st8p - And don't forget to follow me on Twitter!) Leave a third comment with a link to your blog post or Twitter ID so I can confirm this entry.
Only three entries per person, please. Make sure I can easily find an email to contact you; I will not search for one. Contest ends Tuesday, December 9 at 11:59 pm. I will draw the winner on Wednesday December 10 (hopefully) in the morning. The winner will be contacted via email and will have 3 days to respond. If I do not hear back from the winner within that time another winner will be drawn.