From award-winning children's author Helen Haidle comes three classic short story "legends" about the origin of the candy cane, the Christmas tree, and St. Nicholas that children and adults alike will love! As a bonus, the known true history of these three Christmas traditions is included in a special section. Readers will want to make this classic looking book a treasure in their family for years to come.
Three tales of true Christmas spirit come alive in the hands of award-winning children's author Helen Haidle. Legend of the Candy Cane opens with the lonely candy maker seeking the truth in the Christmas season. As he finds warmth in the laughter and bustle of the village children, a thought occurs: What can he give to show love for those in need? Unexpected inspiration leads to a sweet and meaningful answer. Legend of the Christmas tree recounts the tale of a small, scruffy fir tree with a big heart for helping others. A Special Baby is coming to the nearby village, and the forest is abuzz, but what gift could a small tree give? If the other trees have their way, he won't even get to see the Baby--unless, of course, he's had a gift all along. Catch a glimpse of a real saint in Legend of Saint Nicholas. Wealthy but orphaned at the age of 12, Nicholas lives with his extended family. As his heart turns to giving and charity, his family just doesn't understand. But God calls him to a higher mission, even beyond giving at Christmas time. How long can he keep his giving a secret, and will his family ever understand?
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