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ISBN13: 9781599950730
ISBN10: 1599950731
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If you're looking for something special this holiday season, this is it. Written by our very own local author Kevin Alan Milne, The Paper Bag Christmas is a delightful tale about two brothers who venture out with their parents to ask the shopping-mall Santa Claus for all their Christmas wishes. But this Santa is no regular guy, and he makes them an offer that seems to good to pass up. What makes this book so special is what happens when these little elves discover the true meaning of Christmas — and it has nothing to do with their wishes, but everything to do with their hearts. This wonderful holiday story is about the true meaning of Christmas.
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Dr. Christopher Ringle is the last person you'd expect to find moonlighting as Santa Claus at the mall on the day after Thanksgiving. But it is there that he meets a young man named Molar Alan, who desperately needs a new perspective on the underlying value of Christmas. Dr. Ringle recruits Mo and his older brother as volunteers at a nearby children's hospital for the holiday season.

At the hospital, Mo is tasked to help bring holiday cheer to the young cancer patients on the fifth floor. His biggest challenge is befriending a decidedly angry girl who is so embarrassed by her scarred appearance that she hides her face behind the safety of a paper bag. Almost in spite of himself, Mo finds that Christmas joy emanates from a source far greater than the North Pole, while the young girl learns that she is more beautiful than she had ever imagined.

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"In this affable yuletide yarn, brothers Aaron and Molar are understandably preoccupied with the material side of Christmas, until they meet Dr. Ringle, a shopping mall Santa who is also a doctor at a local children's cancer ward. Dr. Ringle encourages them to volunteer at the ward from Thanksgiving to Christmas, and especially encourages their friendship with two children: recalcitrant and angry Katrina, whose postsurgical scarring leaves her afraid to be seen without a paper bag on her head, and effusively optimistic Madhu, who does not understand the story of Christmas. The story is unexpectedly heartwarming, and Milne mostly avoids sap while delivering his warm fuzzies and dashes of Christmas hope and magic." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

Dr. Christopher Ringle recruits Mo Alan to help bring holiday cheer to the young cancer patients at a nearby hospital, including a decidedly angry girl who is so embarrassed by her scarred appearance that she hides her face behind the safety of a paper bag.

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Whispering Winds Book Reviews, January 18, 2010 (view all comments by Whispering Winds Book Reviews)
The Paper Bag Christmas
By: Kevin Alan Milne

As a book reviewer I am very seldom at a loss for words. I bought this book because I love Christmas, and after reading the review on Powells, I decided to buy it. I am having a hard time finding the words to do justice to this book.

It is a beautiful story of two brothers who discover, “The best gift they never wanted for Christmas.” This book has made me smile and then cry at times. I can’t recommend this book enough. All that I can say is buy this book as you will not be disappointed. I wish all parents today would do what the parents in this book have done. Teach their children it is better to give then receive. Then their children will say, "The best gift I never wanted for Christmas."

I would like to say to the author, "What a wonderful gift you have for writing"

Sandra Heptinstall


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At just 150 pages, this is a quick read, but one that will stay with you long after the book is closed. If you don't believe in Santa or Christmas miracles, you may change your mind after reading this! I laughed, I cried, my heart hurt and was filled with joy! This is just a sweet little story about how one boy's life was changed, Christmas when he was 9. Not only did his life change, but the lives of those around him were changed as well. A boy learned about Christmas, a girl learned that beauty is on the inside, and families came together, with the help of one doctor, or Santa Clause, you decide!

It's amazing how one event can change your life. Maybe one little book could change yours...this could be the one! Whether you read it now, at Christmas, or at any other time during the year, I hope you will take the time. It's truly moving! May you keep Christmas in your heart and never get to old to believe.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781599950730
Author:
Milne, Kevin Alan
Publisher:
Center Street
Subject:
Children
Subject:
Friendship
Subject:
Family life
Subject:
Coming of age
Subject:
Christian - General
Subject:
Christmas stories
Subject:
Christianity-Christian Fiction
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20081031
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
150
Dimensions:
7.60x5.20x.80 in. .50 lbs.

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Literature » Coming of Age
Fiction and Poetry » Literature » Family Life
Religion » Christianity » Christian Fiction
Religion » Christianity » Christmas
Religion » Comparative Religion » General

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Product details 150 pages Center Street - English 9781599950730 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

If you're looking for something special this holiday season, this is it. Written by our very own local author Kevin Alan Milne, The Paper Bag Christmas is a delightful tale about two brothers who venture out with their parents to ask the shopping-mall Santa Claus for all their Christmas wishes. But this Santa is no regular guy, and he makes them an offer that seems to good to pass up. What makes this book so special is what happens when these little elves discover the true meaning of Christmas — and it has nothing to do with their wishes, but everything to do with their hearts. This wonderful holiday story is about the true meaning of Christmas.

"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In this affable yuletide yarn, brothers Aaron and Molar are understandably preoccupied with the material side of Christmas, until they meet Dr. Ringle, a shopping mall Santa who is also a doctor at a local children's cancer ward. Dr. Ringle encourages them to volunteer at the ward from Thanksgiving to Christmas, and especially encourages their friendship with two children: recalcitrant and angry Katrina, whose postsurgical scarring leaves her afraid to be seen without a paper bag on her head, and effusively optimistic Madhu, who does not understand the story of Christmas. The story is unexpectedly heartwarming, and Milne mostly avoids sap while delivering his warm fuzzies and dashes of Christmas hope and magic." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , Dr. Christopher Ringle recruits Mo Alan to help bring holiday cheer to the young cancer patients at a nearby hospital, including a decidedly angry girl who is so embarrassed by her scarred appearance that she hides her face behind the safety of a paper bag.
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