Nostalgic Christmas memory.
New York Times best-selling author Jason F. Wright brings the true story of Gail Saxton Miller to life in the new release, The Christmas Doll. Gail’s family was struggling financially when she was a child and the children were fortunate to get one Christmas gift. Gail treasured the doll she received. She loved her so much the doll was worn out within the year, then placed on a shelf and forgotten. But when the next Christmas came around and the family was still struggling, Gail’s mother found a creative way to make Christmas special for her daughter again.
The Christmas Doll is set in a simpler time before Christmas was commercialized. The family’s frugal circumstance is one that many of today’s children haven’t experienced in our current culture of excess. The book is designed to become a family heirloom. The elegant hardcover has a texturized dust cover, beautiful real-life illustrations by Howard Lyon complement the story, and the ending brings home the Christian message.
Recommended for ages 4-8.
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Author Jason f. Wright is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today best-selling author, creator, and speaker. His work has appeared in over 100 newspapers, magazines, and websites across the United States, including the Washington Times, the Chicago Tribune, Forbes, CNN.com and FoxNews.com.
Illustrator Howard Lyon was born and raised in Mesa, Arizona. He has studied art in Italy, France, and most recently at the Grand Central Academy in New York. Over the past twenty years, he has worked in the video game industry as an art director, concept artist, and freelance illustrator.
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