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The Paper Bag Christmas by Kevin Alan Milne
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Oct 28, 08

bookshelves: christmas
Read in October, 2008

An inspiring, charming little story about finding "everything you never wanted for Christmas".

Mo and his brother Aaron meet Santa at the mall. Santa is a pediatric oncologist and instead of simply giving them a present, he enlists their help as Santa's elves in the children's ward at the hospital. Each boy is tasked with getting to know a specific patient.

Aaron befriends Madhu, a charming boy who, although not Christian, has a fascination with Christmas and wants to learn all he can. Mo befriends Katrina, a young girl who has been through surgeries which have left her scarred and vulnerable. She wears a paper bag on her head and hides away from everyone.

The boys learn the true meaning of friendship and what kinds of gifts we should give at Christmas.

A magical novella. Easily read in one sitting, a funny, heartwarming story and one that will stay with you. I loved it. This would make a great Christmas film.

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