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Number of Pages: 224
Publication Date: 2008
|Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)|
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Blends fantasy and allegory to give families and children a fresh look at the wonder of the Incarnation and of the "Christmas" that occurs when God finds a lost sinner.
Dylan loves his familys yearly vacation to Holiday and wishes it could last all year. When he finds a flyer asking if hed like to keep Holiday, he encounters a bigger and better Holiday than the one his family has always visited; he also learns that entering it requires the Founders authorization. Thus begins Dylans quest to meet the one of whom people keep saying: "You cant find the Founder; he finds you./Hes not just the Founder, hes the Finder too."
As Dylan reads of Holidays origins, he experiences a number of adventures and meets characters who represent the sights and sounds he always finds in Holiday-characters who explain how each of these familiarities points to the Founders previous rescue of the citys inhabitants. And the more Dylan learns, the more he longs to personally know the one who holds the key to entering the "real Holiday."
Writing for elementary-age children and older, author, teacher, and grandmother Starr Meade offers a book that families can read together, discovering along with Dylan how God brings a person to faith. Keeping Holiday is also a charming, insightful way to help children grasp the meaning of the Incarnation.
Starr Meade served as the director of childrens ministries for ten years at her local church and taught Latin and Bible for eight years at a Christian school. She is a graduate of Arizona College of the Bible and has authored a number of books. Starr lives in Arizona with her husband, where she currently teaches homeschool students and is mother to three grown children and six grandchildren.
JUSTIN GERARD is an illustrator with Portland Studios. His work has been featured in Spectrum and Society of Illustrators. He is also a recipient of the IPPY Award for his illustrations in Beowulf Book One: Grendel the Ghastly. He lives in South Carolina.
CindyZanesville, OHAge: 25-34Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Great Story- Any time of yearDecember 2, 2013CindyZanesville, OHAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This is a really cute story that starts a litte slow. The main character is a kind of selfish little boy who only wants to find the "real" Holiday. He imbarks on a journey with his cousion to find the Founder (who is also the Finder) of Holiday to get permission to enter the real Holiday. On this journey, they encounter many obsticals and learn of the many awesome things the Founder/Finder has done and continues to do for his people. It's a great story about discovering Jesus in your heart. Afterall who could be the Founder/Finder if not our Lord and Savior!
jhperryDothan, ALAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Our favorite Advent book ever!!December 28, 2012jhperryDothan, ALAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5We finished Keeping Holiday on Christmas Day night and absolutely loved it! Reading it aloud each night leading up to Christmas was my favorite part of Advent. It is such a sweet story of God's sovereignty and how he saves sinners. All of our kids loved it as well, highly recommend this book!
solomonfamAge: 25-34Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Amazing StoryDecember 6, 2012solomonfamAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This is an amazing story. Part fantasy, allegory, adventure all wrapped into one. It has stayed with me since last Christmas so we are reading it again this year! It really grabs you! (my kids are 6yrs and 8 yrs - read it to them last year @5&7). We loved it!
DavidFort Wayne, INAge: 25-34Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5Great Gospel Story For Young and OldFebruary 3, 2012DavidFort Wayne, INAge: 25-34Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Meade is at her best. The story is riveting. The message is true. The characters are real. And, the hope presented is accessible. I recommend every parent have a copy of this fantastic book to read to their children. But, I'm no child and read it myself, and you see my review. I had an older family member read the book afterward, and their response was the same.
AguacolorSpokane, WAAge: 25-34Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Great StoryNovember 25, 2011AguacolorSpokane, WAAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 4Meets Expectations: 5I bought this book a year ago and loved it. The book has a similar feel to C.S. Lewis Chronicles of Narnia, with a similar pattern of symbolism. It's a book you can read to the whole family at Christmas. The viewpoint of the story is thru the eyes of two children, a girl and a boy. They go on vacation to Holiday and enter into a mysterious snowy world that they learn about faith. It is a unique way to tell the gospel in the fun Spirit of Christmas. I give 2 thumbs up to the authors' creativity!
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