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The Firflake: A Christmas Story

4.83 of 5 stars 4.83  ·  rating details  ·  12 ratings  ·  3 reviews
"But what if I'm looking near the field and the Firflake falls by the old stream?" Engleberta Ruprecht is this year's Watcher, and she takes her job seriously. The Watcher is tasked with waiting for the first snowflake of winter and leading Papa Knecht, the head of the family, to where the Firflake will fall. While the parents prepare for the special day, Papa Knecht and M ...more
Paperback, 56 pages
Published November 6th 2008 by iUniverse (first published November 1st 2008)
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Eric Bauman
I will admit that, when it comes to the Christmas season, I have become somewhat of a Grinch over the past few years. As mentions of Christmas come earlier and earlier, I find I get tired of the season, to the point where by mid-November, I find myself wishing for January.

Given that, it was a singular pleasure to discover Mr. Cardno's gentle retelling of some Christmas stories from a new perspective. I read it after Christmas, but still found myself heartened by the beauty of the tale.

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Nathan Burgoine
I love tales retold cleverly.

I'm not one who loves Christmas in a traditional sense these days - working retail often leaves much of the "ho-ho-ho" replaced by "go-go-go" and the end result is being tired. I've made it a point to find new traditions for myself and my family and friends whereby I can enjoy small pieces of the holiday.

"The Firflake" just became one of those traditions. It's a lovely story, taking pieces of Christmas tales and turning them just a little sideways, so the light can s
Tom Burkert
A great tale to keep your mind off the commercial aspects of Christmas.
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