Josie's Gift  -     By: Kathleen Long Bostrom
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Josie's Gift

B&H Books / 2005 / Hardcover

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In this very endearing narrative, author Kathleen Long Bostrom introduces us to a close-knit depression-era family that has lost their father and husband. Now, in sadness and poverty, they face the holidays. Their papa had taught them that Christmas isn't about wanting, but rather appreciating the things they have. But all Josie can think about this holiday is what she's missing. She begs her mother for a blue sweater she'd seen in a store window Josie knows they can't afford it, but asks in desperation to know joy again. Christmas morning though, the family finds true joy in an unexpected way as they discover the real meaning of Christmas. It's a story that will grab the hearts of your family and become a holiday favorite.

Product Information

Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 40
Vendor: B&H Books
Publication Date: 2005
Dimensions: 10 X 11 (inches)
ISBN: 0805430202
ISBN-13: 9780805430202
Availability: In Stock
Ages: 4-8

Publisher's Description

This Christmas will be the most difficult one for Josie, her mother and little brother, Bobby Joe. It is the first holiday for this depression era family since the death of their father and husband. He had always taught this simple family that "Christmas is not about what we want. It's about what we have." But this Christmas, all Josie could think about is what she had lost.

Trying to fill the emptiness, Josie begs her mother for a new blue sweater she has been admiring in the store window for weeks. She knows that they can't afford it, but she wants desperately to know joy again. But in the form of three visitors and a surprise sacrificial gift on Christmas morning, Josie finds the joy she is seeking in the true meaning of Christmas.

Author Bio

Kathleen Long Bostrom is an accomplished author who has written numerous children's books, including Sunrise Hill and Mary's Happy Christmas Day. She lives in Wildwood, Illinois, with her husband and three children.

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