The Legend of the Candy Cane Description:
One dark November night a stranger rides into a small prairie town. Who is he? Why has he come? The townspeople wish he were a doctor, a dressmaker, or a trader. But the children have the greatest wish of all, a deep, quiet, secret wish. Then a young girl named Lucy befriends the newcomer. When he reveals his identity and shares with her the legend of the candy cane, she discovers fulfillment of her wishes and the answer to her town's dreams. Now will she share what she has learned? Warm, lavish illustrations by James Bernardin bring to life a timeless tale by Lori Walburg, a story that will help families celebrate the mystery and miracle of Christmas - for many Christmases to come.
While the story hasn't changed, the illustrations on this edition are beautiful! Much more appealing to the younger crowd. While the story itself isn't verifiable, (there are many variations floating around in cyberspace) it is a great way to share the meaning of Christmas. I am pleased to add this to my list of Christmas stories and am sure we will read it for many Christmases to come!
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