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James Barbato

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James (Jim) Barbato is a former college professor and business owner. He is also the son of a U.S. Air Force Master Sargent, and lived all across the United States and Canada for the first twelve years of his life. As a child, Jim developed a strong Christmas spirit, inspired by the stories his father would tell. Jim often told original stories to his own three children, including the story of “The Magic Christmas Ornament,” which they still remember and cherish as adults. Now he wants to share the story with you, hoping it will instill the Christmas spirit in your heart and create memories for years to come. Jim has been married to the love of his life, Patty, for thirty-five years. They have three wonderful adult children: Victoria, Josep ...more

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How to Tell a Story Your Kids Will Love Year After Year

Inspired by a real holiday tradition James Barbato started with his own family about 25 years ago, The Magic Christmas Ornament is a book about an enchanted Christmas Eve when three children gather around the fireplace to hear their father tell a story about his favorite Christmas ornament. After their parents go to bed, the…
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The Magic Christmas Ornament by James Barbato
"Thank you netgalley for providing this ARC in exchange for an honest review.
This was a beautifully illustrated Christmas storybook about a magical Christmas ornament and a family set on a adventure. Perfect for the holidays! A definite must buy." Read more of this review »
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"I found this available to read on NetGalley and got an ebook of The Magic Christmas Ornament by James and Victoria Barbato.

The illustrations by Joe Huffman in this book are utterly breath taking and it actually feels like you are in the book with the" Read more of this review »
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“The magic of Christmas lives inside of you, always”
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“They stopped right in front of a grandfather tree with a deep knothole between two arm-like branches. The kids glanced at each other, but did not speak a word.”
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“Their very special, very very favorite ornament continued to inspire them that Christmas and for all the Christmases that followed.”
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