Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Finding The Baby Jesus by Kimbal Fisher Book Review

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Finding the Baby Jesus by Kimball Fisher

After being forced to wear lederhosen for the annual holiday card picture, twelve-year-old Chris thinks that the least his parents can do is get him the Tony Hawk skateboard he wants for Christmas. But when he recovers the hand-carved Baby Jesus that everyone thought had been destroyed in a fire the year his Grandma died, Chris realizes that some gifts are even more important than skateboards.

When the author had to discontinue a cherished tradition of reading Christmas stories out loud with his family and holiday guests each week in December, he wrote Finding the Baby Jesus. He had been unable to locate enough meaningful stories that could be read in a single sitting with wiggly children.



Praise for Finding the Baby Jesus:

“Tender and true, this warm Christmas tale brought tears to my eyes.”
–Heather Vogel Frederick, author of the much-beloved Mother-Daughter Book Club series and Oregon Book Award winner for The Voyage of Patience Goodspeed

“A touching story that speaks to the importance of family, giving, and the true spirit of Christmas.”
–Matthew Kirby, author of Icefall, winner of the Edgar Allen Poe and the Pen Center USA Literary Awards for Children’s Literature

“Deeply moving. Poignant.”
–Deborah Halverson, former editor at Harcourt Children’s Books and author of Honk If You Hate Me, a Gayle McCandliss Literary Award Winner

"The perfect little book to tuck away with your Christmas things and bring out year after year to read with family. As mother to three boys, I can't imagine a better protagonist than Chris. His typical teenage attitude followed by the softening of his heart towards a friend teaches a poignant and very relatable lesson on the true meaning of Christmas."
–Amazon review

"After I read this short story I felt like I had read a novel--every sentence is packed with action and imagery. I was emotionally connected to the characters, and the story is touching. I didn't see the plot twist at the end coming! A great story to read every Christmas."
–Amazon review


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Author Kimball Fisher


Kimball Fisher writes novels for young readers. He is also a best-selling business author, professional speaker, and management consultant. Some of his past jobs include: sailboat builder, ghost writer (not as scary as it sounds), illustrator, and factory manager (more scary than it sounds). For fun he builds furniture, stained-glass windows, and writing pens.

He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Humanities (with minors in English, Asian Studies, and Japanese), and a Master of Organizational Behavior degree from Brigham Young University. He and his amazing wife Reenie live in Portland, Oregon, where they have seen pheasants, coyotes, and a bobcat in their own backyard.

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My Book Review:

I really liked this story.    After everything that happened this week it was nice to read something that makes you feel good when you are done.

Chris really wants a Tony Hawk skateboard for Christmas.  He begs his parents for it and says that is all he really wants, but his father is out of work so they can't give him the skateboard this year.  

The family is spending the evening with Chris Grandpa.  His Grandma died three years ago and is missed by all.  The strudel is not as good as what Grandma made and it just doesn't seem the same.  Chris does get a big surprise from Grandpa though  - he gets the skateboard he wanted so bad.  He has never been happier!
When some carolers show up at the house Grandpa lets them in and Chris recognizes one of the boys from school.   When he ask his schoolmate what he would like for Christmas he says a coat that fits.  Chris feels bad because he is lucky enough to have a family.  He gives his friend his coat 

You will need  to read what else happens.  I am sure you will cry a few tears like I did when you finish the book. 

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for being part of my blog tour! Merry Christmas.

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