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Candy Canes in Bethlehem by Miriam Van Scott
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Dec 01, 2009

it was amazing

Candy Canes in Bethlehem is a story that will introduce readers young and old to Christmas traditions from all around the world. The very appealing main character, 7-year-old Eddie, is determined to make a meaningful contribution to the decorating of the church for Christmas. He wants to do something special. When given the job of setting up the Nativity, Eddie complains that that is not special, it is the same every year. He would like to add some more interesting characters to the scene, like dinosaurs or robots.

As other children approach and tell tales of their family Christmas traditions, Eddie finds that the Nativity can indeed have more interesting characters and still represent Christmas. (Maybe not dinosaurs or robots, but kangaroos for sure!) As Eddie says, "Don't you see--Christmas is everything!"

The illustrations are absolutely beautiful, and the story is honestly such a sweet one, a must-read for children at Christmas time.
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