The Bearer of Gifts

The Bearer of Gifts

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"In the very far north of the world is a place called Lapland. And there where winter days are almost as dark as night and the snow is at least six feet deep lived a lonely wood-carver. All winter the man worked by candlelight, carving useful things. Then he would sell them, traveling across the countryside on a sled pulled by reindeer." - from The Bearer of Gifts. One wintry night near the top of the world in Lapland, a brilliant new star appears in the sky. Gazing at it in wonder, a lonely wood-carver knows in his heart that it is the sign of something strange and wonderful. And so begins this unique tale of a humble man who followed the special star halfway across the world to a lowly stable where a newborn baby boy lay asleep in a manger. Inspired, he returned home and began a tradition of giving that to this day fills millions of hearts with joy at Christmas time. Master storyteller Kenneth Steven weaves the distinctive traditions of the Lapland people into this original and deeply moving story of the man that came to be called Father Christmas. (1998)
Publisher: Toronto : Key Porter Books, 1998
Edition: Canadian ed. --
ISBN: 9781550139792
1550139797
Branch Call Number: JP/Steve 359401 1
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill
Additional Contributors: Moon, Lily

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