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The Christmas candle

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Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers,
Pub. Date:
1st ed.
A classic Christmas fable about love and charity, retold by Richard Paul Evans, author of The Christmas Box . On a snowy Christmas Eve, a young man named Thomas on his way home for a family celebration realizes that the candle in his lantern is about to expire. He stops in a chandler's shop filled with fantastic wax creations, but instead of admiring them Thomas scorns the chandler for wasting his time on sculptures that will only melt. The mysterious old chandler sells him a special Christmas candle. Back on the bitterly cold street, the young man is accosted by an old beggar woman. When he lifts his lantern to get a better look, the candlelight reveals that she is his mother. He gives her his cloak and only then sees the truth: She is not his mother after all, but a stranger. The candle tricks him again before he reaches home, cold and penniless, but richer for his newfound realization that we are all part of one family. This intriguing original fable about charity is accompanied by lavish, mood-filled oil paintings by artist Jacob Collins. Together, author and artist have created an exquisite holiday gift book that will be treasured by the entire family.
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Level 3.8, 0.5 Points
Lexile measure:
AD: Adult Directed 600L
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Grouping Title christmas candle
Grouping Author evans richard paul
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2019-02-08 23:30:08PM
Last Indexed 2019-02-21 01:08:21AM

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subject_facet Christmas -- Fiction, Christmas -- Juvenile fiction, Generosity -- Juvenile fiction, Generosity. -- Fiction, Magic -- Fiction, Magic -- Juvenile fiction
title_display The Christmas candle
title_full The Christmas candle / by Richard Paul Evans ; paintings by Jacob Collins
title_short The Christmas candle
topic_facet Christmas, Generosity, Magic