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The Magical Christmas Horse by Mary Higgins Clark
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bookshelves: christmas, children-s-illustrated-books
Read 2 times. Last read December 6, 2017.

What a charming, beautifully illustrated book. Johnnie's father was fortunate to live in the country, on a farm, when he was young. Johnny remembers a wooden horse that he treasured when he visited his grandparents. Excited that the family is returning to the farm in New England for Christmas.

Johnny can hardly wait to show the horse to his younger brother Liam. As he climbed the attic steps, he found the wonderful trunk, and he found the horse. But, the horse was ruined and in very poor condition.

Upset that his special secret to be shared with Liam isn't possible for Christmas, Johnny was overjoyed when he walked down the stairs on Christmas morning to find the magical horse just as he remembered it was when he was young.

His father and grandfather repaired the horse and placed it under the tree for Liam. And, in order to hold fast to a tradition, Johnnie's grandfather handed him a unique wooden ornament of the farm.

This is exactly the kind of book to read at Christmas time. Sugary, hopeful with the love of family and objects that reinforce special traditions.
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December 6, 2017 – Shelved as: christmas
December 6, 2017 – Shelved as: children-s-illustrated-books
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