Wednesday, December 24, 2008


To wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy Hannukah, here's one of my favorite children's books.
"When a bad leak ruins the sacristy wall in his father’s church, Jonathan Jefferson Weeks thinks his family’s first Chritmas Eve in Detroit will be ruined too. Luckily, he and his father find a beautiful tapestry for sale in a second hand shop... just the thing to cover the damaged wall and give the church a festive look."But there is more to the tapestry, they discover, when an old Jewish woman who is visiting the church recognizes the lovely old cloth. It is her discovery that leads to the real miracle on this unforgettable Christmas Eve."Master storyteller and artist Patricia Polacco has outdone herself in this poignant holiday tale of two families, two faiths, and two lonely people united by a beautiful twist of fate."

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