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Two Great New Children’s Books That Are Sure To Please Young Parents
Children and adults will love this story for the suspenseful scenes and the colorful characters. They may also connect the circumstances to those in their own lives
In Mary’s Shadow the story’s main character, Mary, is upset because her house is too small, and she has to share a bedroom with her sister, Sarah. As is the case with many siblings, Mary often gets irritated at her younger sister, and this makes Sarah feel bad. One day, Mary has an encounter with a magical character called Jahoolah, who promises Mary a bigger house if she will only trade shadows with her. Mary willingly trades shadows with the hag, Jahoolah, as Mary sees little value in shadows anyway. After the trade, things start to happen to Mary. She finds herself with her big house and her own room, but, she feels tired and unhappy. She has not told her family about the trade she has made, and Mary’s mother becomes worried about her. Each day, Mary feels increasingly tired and weak. She feels so tired that her mother takes her to various people in the village in search of a cure. Finally, Mary talks with one wise person who enables Mary to see that the important things in life are not material goods. After this, Mary realizes that the love of one’s family is more important than anything. In a surprise ending, things return back to normal, and Mary loses her big house, but is content to have her loving family with her. She has learned a valuable lesson that makes her appreciate what she has.
Children and adults will love this story for the suspenseful scenes and the colorful characters. They may also connect the circumstances to those in their own lives. For instance, like Mary, many children do not always get along with their siblings at one time or another. Both young and old sometimes take their loved ones for granted, and imagine that things would be better if they had more material goods.
In Candy Canes Road--A Christmas Story a number of familiar Christmas characters, such as Santa, Rudolph, and Frosty the Snowman meet some new characters—Imagine and Gingerbread. The rhyming verses tell a tale of a Christmas that almost did not happen. Children will want to read this story over and over again to build up the anticipation and magic of the Christmas season. The rhyming verses will mesmerize both young and old alike.
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