Home for Christmas includes tales by some of the world’s most beloved children’s authors – Selma Lagerlöf, Ruth Sawyer, Elizabeth Goudge, and Pearl Buck – as well as little-known European stories not available in English anywhere else.
They are some of the warmest childhood memories, those unhurried evenings around the fireplace, Christmas tree, or dinner table, when there was time for a story... Now, with this collection, you can keep the story-telling tradition alive in your family, and pass it on to your children or grandchildren.
Home for Christmas includes twenty time-honored favorites including several by world-famous children's authors - Selma Lagerlöf, Henry van Dyke, Ruth Sawyer, B. J. Chute, Elizabeth Goudge, Pearl S. Buck, Nikolai S. Lesskov, Madeleine L Engle, Ernst Wiechert, and Rebecca Caudill; others are little-known European tales not available in English anywhere else. Selected for their literary quality and their spiritual integrity, they will resonate with readers of all ages, year after year. With twenty woodcuts by David G. Klein.
Jim Trelease, author, The Read-Aloud Handbook
If you’re giving one book for Christmas, make it this one.
Softcover, 5.5 x 8.5
Home for Christmas is a thick book packed with lovely stories. Some of them are slightly comic, some of them have a clear moral lesson, some of them will make your heart swell with happiness, and all of them celebrate truth, goodness, and beauty… This is truly a fine collection, and if you read-aloud from this book you will touch hearts and make memories. Start with any story, snuggle in on the couch with some children, and prepare to have your heart readied for Christmas.
This book is a treasure. I am Chaplain at Portsmouth Abbey School and have distributed over 80 free copies of it to my high schools students of all faiths, who have requested it. As they carry their copies home to family for Christmas vacation, this book will be a wonderful Christian support to their holidays.