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Annika's Secret Wish

Illustrated By: Pamela Querin
Baker Books / 2000 / Hardcover

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"What would I wish for?" Annika wondered aloud. "If ever I had the almond in my puddingwhat would be my wish?"

In turn-of the-century Sweden, finding the almond hidden in the rice pudding is the Christmas Eve highlight for many children, since it means a chance to wish a new pair of snowshoes, a mountain of truffles coated with cocoa, an adorable kitten. For ten long years--all of her life--Annika has dreamed of discovering the almond in her own pudding. Will this be her year?

A beautiful book that will become part of your family's Christmas heritage, Annika's Secret Wish inspires young and old to freely give and share even long hoped-for gifts. The final page features Swedish Christmas traditions that your family may choose to include in your own holiday celebration. Recommended for ages 4 and up.

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 32
Vendor: Baker Books
Publication Date: 2000
Dimensions: 9.50 X 11.25 (inches)
ISBN: 0764221817
ISBN-13: 9780764221811
Availability: In Stock
Ages: 4-8

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Publisher's Description

"It is more blessed to give than to receive." Acts 20:35 (NIV)



"What would I wish for?" Annika wondered aloud. "If ever I had the almond in my pudding...what would be my wish?"

In turn-of the-century Sweden, finding the almond hidden in the rice pudding is the Christmas Eve highlight for many children, since it means a chance to wish...for a new pair of snowshoes, a mountain of truffles coated with cocoa, an adorable kitten. For ten long years--all of her life--Annika has dreamed of discovering the almond in her own pudding. Will this be her year?

A beautiful book that will become part of a family's Christmas heritage, Annika's Secret Wish inspires young and old to freely give and share even long hoped-for gifts. The final page features Swedish Christmas traditions that your family may choose to include in your own holiday celebration.

Author Bio

Beverly Lewis was born in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch country. She fondly recalls her growing-up years, and due to a keen interest in her mother's Plain family heritage, many of Beverly's books are set in Lancaster County.



A former schoolteacher, Bev is a member of The National League of American Pen Women&#151the Pikes Peak Branch&#151and the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. Her bestselling books are among the C.S. Lewis Noteworthy List Books, and both The Postcard and Annika's Secret Wish have received Silver Angel Awards. Bev and her husband have three children and make their home in Colorado.

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  1. TX
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    A CHRISTmas Read!
    December 16, 2010
    Homeschooling6
    TX
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    My children and I read this book every CHRISTmas. We now make Rice Pudding on CHRISTmas Eve and make sure to put an Almond in it. The child who finds the Almond is allowed to open one of their gifts on the Eve of CHRISTmas.

    We love looking at all the details on every page, it's a beautiful book.
  2. 3 Stars Out Of 5
    December 13, 2008
    Kristina
    From the moment we meet Annika, she's daydreaming of finding the almond in the Christmas pudding. But her brothers - including the youngest, Davy, who can walk only with a crutch - also pine for the Christmas almond, for tradition has it that whichever child finds it in their pudding will be granted one wish. Annika hopes for a beautiful black horse to call her own.When Christmas arrives and the children are served rice pudding, Annika can hardly hold back her excitement...when lo! She feels a hard, almond shape in her pudding. Yet just as she's about to announce her good fortune, her father carries young Davey to the table. "What would make Davey most happy this Christmas?" Annika wonders. "Dear little brother. How he longed to run and play. To walk without a crutch. And finding the almond would surely make his heart glad...What would Jesus want me to do?" Annika thinks.Secretly, she switches plates with Davey, and as her little brother whispers his wish, Annika is the only one who hears what he longs for. Tears come to her eyes because "she knew the almond could bring smiles and laughter, but only God could make a miracle."What I Like: The basic idea for this story is sweet, and as parents we can always use books portraying unselfishness in a positive light. Also, the illustrations by Pamela Querin are gorgeous: realistic and detailed and full of light.What I Dislike: There's a lot of description and not much action in the first 14 pages or so of this book...much more than is typically seen in picture books. All of this could have been condensed to make much stronger picture book writing. Too, younger readers may not catch what Davey's wish is. It's never spelled out plainly, and many will find it too subtle to catch upon a first reading.Overall Rating: Good.Kristina SeleshankoManaging Editor, Christian Children's Book Review
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