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Santa’s Favorite Gift
by Helen Pickering Carpenter
It’s the week before Christmas and there is a lot of activity at the North Pole. Three of the Elves, Charlie, Ted and Henry, are in the barn working on the sleigh. Santa has been spending too much time in the kitchen, eating warm cookies from the oven. With Mrs. Claus’s help, he realizes he’s gained weight.
Santa can’t understand why children are bullied for looking different or why children bully others. He looks for the answer and finds it in the star-filled night that he has become so familiar with on his travels on Christmas Eve. He realizes material gifts may not be the ones most appreciated, or the ones he’d like to deliver.
About the Author :
The author was raised in North Eastern Pennsylvania by a grandmother who was “the world’s best story teller.” Warm memories inspired the author to write Grandma’s Mountain, a work that was previously published. Two great-grandchildren are the inspiration for Santa’s Favorite Gift. It’s an all-inclusive message, one the author hopes will comfort and inspire.
(2014, Hardbound, 28 pages)