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A Star for Christmas
A gentle old carpenter who has spent his whole life in the service of others has finally begun to build his own home in a quiet meadow, with nothing but a small reindeer to keep him company. Finishing by winter seems like an impossible task, but the carpenter reaps the years of kindness he has sown, and his neighbors return his love by helping complete his new home by Chri ...more
Hardcover, 40 pages
Published October 23rd 2007 by Tundra Books
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A carpenter repays the villagers who helped him build his house by carving a big, beautiful, nativity in the woods as a Christmas surprise. Romance's lush paintings carry the story, which has a few gaps and leans toward the overly-sentimental. Her use of yellows in firelight and candle glow adds a strong feeling of warmth to each scene. Lovely to look at, this would make a cozy bedtime book during the Christmas season.