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Adapted from the bestselling adult novel, The Christmas Sweater: A Picture Book is the story of a young boy who finds the true meaning of Christmas in the most unlikely of places.

Eddie wants a bicycle for Christmas, but his mother knits him a homemade sweater instead. His disappointment is obvious, but a magical journey with his whimsical grandfather makes Eddie realize th
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ebook, 40 pages
Published October 4th 2011 by Aladdin
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Maria Barci
THIS WAS SUCH A FABULOUS BOOK. I CANNOT EXPLAIN ENOUGH THAT THIS BOOK DEPICTS THE TRUE MEANING OF CHRISTMAS. IT LITERALLY WAS SUCH A BREATH OF FRESH AIR. I ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT. I CRIED FROM THE FIRST PAGE ALL THE WAY TIL THE END. IT WAS JUST SUCH A TOUCHING YET HEART WRENCHING INTENSE STORY ABOUT A STRUGGLE FOR A YOUNG BOY TO UNDERSTAND LIFE AND WHY THINGS TURN OUT THE WAY THEY DO. A BOOK BASED ON GLENN BECK'S ACTUAL CHILDHOOD, AND LET ME TELL YOU THE MAN HAS ACTUALLY REALLY STRUGGLED. IT IS AMA ...more
Laurie
Nov 27, 2014 Laurie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Kim Hampton
Jan 07, 2015 Kim Hampton rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Beautiful illustrations. Teaches children that sometimes the gifts you might not want or ask for turn out to be better than the things you really want.
SouthWestZippy
Illustrations alone get the 3 stars. The story is so so and the message is not real clear.
Betty Strohecker
May 07, 2015 Betty Strohecker rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: christmas
Heartwarming look into family relationships and remembrances.
Julie
Dec 31, 2015 Julie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cute story. Great illustrations.
Tyler
Aug 26, 2016 Tyler rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love this book
Lori
Dec 14, 2009 Lori rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cute book, all about how sometimes what you really want for Christmas (i.e a new toy) isn't really what you thought you wanted for Christmas. The little boy in the book at first really wants a new bike, but in the end he loves his Christmas Sweater, because it is handmade and has "Christmas magic". In other words, the gifts that really allow you to spend time with your family are the most important gifts of all. Good moral for children to learn in an age where the most expensive toy is seen as t ...more
Cactuskid
Thought I wrote a review on this. Anyway a good story about the troubles of a boy who wanted a bike for Christmas but received a sweater his mother had made instead. She did not have the money to buy a bike at that time. How his anger was misdirected and bottled up inside him and how he eventually became aware of what was happening to him. A good story about life.
Teri
Sep 25, 2012 Teri rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a great, heart-warming, feel-good book. A light read, and a touching story about how a young boy learns what is truly important in life. It also serves to remind the reader of that very same thing. It's a short book, and easy to read right before the holidays. Highly recommended.
Holly
Jan 18, 2010 Holly rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is, obviously, the Children's version of Glenn Beck's "The Christmas Sweater". I first read the original book, then saw the live production. Since I loved it, I picked up the this children's book, read it, then bought it for my little sister.
Jennifer
this book is useful for showing young children that there are different ways to cope with loss and how if you believe in God then you should turn to him and he will be there when you need him most.
Nancy Mcmahan
have read more than once. gave to my grandson to read and he called and asked why i would give him a book that made him tear up. i told him to finish it and he would love the book. he did and he did.
Verona
Feb 11, 2013 Verona rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this story by Glenn Beck in its original novel form, and this one was just as appealing with the pictures. It conveys a powerful message to all of us, young and old.
Juliej
Oct 19, 2010 Juliej rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good enough to add to the books to pull out during the holidays, to remind us that gifts aren't what's important. I like the illustrations. The book has a vintage feel.
Tracy
Nov 30, 2009 Tracy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was OK, it mostly read like a Richard Paul Evans Christmas book. A bit too preachy at the end for me, but it was based on his personal life changing experience.
Christine Sunderland
Dec 12, 2009 Christine Sunderland rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: All children, all young at heart
Wonderful! I cried. Great illustrations and text. Giving it to three grandchildren for Christmas. What a find!
Teri
Dec 22, 2010 Teri rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: christmas
Really nice picture book, with a good message. I was originally leary of Glen Beck, but I definitely recommend it.
Nora
Dec 20, 2013 Nora rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: jp
This book shows that memories of experiences can be more meaningful than possessions.
Amy
Aug 07, 2010 Amy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I know there's an adult version of this book that I have not read, but this children's version is very sweet!
Jessica
Really cute story about Christmas gifts and our reactions towards them.

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Maryann
This is a sweet picture book with old fashioned values about a grandfather and grandson.
Lisa
Dec 04, 2009 Lisa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Lisa by: drakeljd@ctc.net
As soon as I finished this book I started reading the full version of it
Irasema
A very sweet story about the things that truly matter.
Laura
Nov 04, 2010 Laura rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a great Christmas story for kids.
Terry
Jul 27, 2010 Terry rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good family message and beautiful illustrations.
Cole Finnian
Mar 03, 2010 Cole Finnian rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cole likes the snowglobe in this book...
Kathryn
Feb 16, 2010 Kathryn marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Kathryn by: Qt
Shelves: christmas
Thanks for the recommendation, Q! Sounds great!
Becky
Dec 03, 2010 Becky rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: holiday
I thought this was a touching story.
Lu
Very good; meaning of life and love
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