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Saturday 22 November 2014

Christmas Cheer

With Christmas moments away I thought I would share with you some of my favourite seasonal stories for children of all ages. Surprisingly, although not that old, some do appear to be out of print or hard to find. A search of your local library or school library hopefully may unearth some of these treasures.

On angel wings by Michael Morpurgo
The special, secret flight of a shepherd boy, guided by the Angel Gabriel, to the nativity scene. 

The fourth king: the story of the other wise man by Ted Sieger
The tale of the fourth king and his journey, with his camel Chamberlin, towards the star heralding the birth of the King   of Kings. Based on an animation of the same title.

Applesauce and the Christmas miracle
by Glenda 
Millard and Stephen Michael King
An Australian setting for a local miracle in the peak of the bushfire season as observed through the eyes of Applesauce, a pig.

Two books by Kevin Whitlark that are a bit of fun for children and pet lovers are twists on the traditional 12 days of Christmas: Twelve dogs of Christmas and Twelve cats of Christmas.

Enjoy the lead up to festive season, and remember the gift of books for young and old.

Tricia Scott

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