Few winter stories are more affecting than Hans Christian Andersen's The Little Match Girl. Written in 1848, and strictly speaking a New Year's Eve story, it showed so clearly then, as it does now, that the Christmas holidays do not represent fireside, food, and presents for all. This story never fails to move, yet it somehow avoids serious sentimentality.
"Mr. Bangs has caught the spirit of the 'Christmas Carols,' and phrased it in his own style, so well liked in America. Not in a long time have we had Christmas stories so good.... Mr. Bangs' sense of humor never fails, his diction is well liked, and in these tales he has woven a strain of pathos which is not unfitting." (Journal of Education, 1912)
Matt’s Christmas Play is the seventh book in the Little Mates series by Jo Louise and Brielle Spicer. What Readers are Saying: "One of the best childrens books I've ever read!" "If you're looking for children's books on Kindle, Jo Louise and Brielle Spicer are the best!" "Inspirational, fun and educational story lines make the Little Makes series for kids the best gift a parent could give."
A brand new collection of five festive love and romance stories for the holiday season. "The Northern Lights": Her callous husband leaves her soon after the death of her mother, and mistakes are becoming apparent at work. Megan decides it's time to take a Christmas vacation to follow her lifelong dream of seeing the Northern Lights - not anticipating the special care and attention she would receive from the owner of the resort.
"Not the best"
An audio Christmas treat from Giovanna Fletcher.
Christmas for the Poor Little Kitty is a great book for a didactic method in the church, a school setting, a classroom, or therapy. The goal of this book is to instruct a child through play and using creatures that the child can relate to, like, or readily identify with.
It's Christmas in the Cornish coastal village of Mount Polbearne - a time for family, friends and feasting. When Polly's not creating delicious treats in the Little Beach Street bakery, she's cuddled up with her gorgeous boyfriend, Huckle. But when a storm cuts the village off from the mainland, can the villagers work together to save Christmas for everybody?
"A Lovely Little Christmas Fire" is one of 16 stories contained in Jeff Carlson's Long Eyes and Other Stories, a collection of tales about strange worlds, biotech, commandos, and the girl next door.
In The Little Christmas Fairy, the smallest of all must go on a dangerous mission.
selling author of Last Christmas.
With four children, a Christmas cookbook to write, and her mum suffering from dementia, Cat Tinsall has plenty to juggle. When her eldest daughter, Mel, starts going off the rails, Cat has even more on her plate. Pippa Holliday adores her family, although often finds her hands full. When Dan is involved in a terrible accident, Pippa’s world is suddenly turned upside down. Balancing her job as a school teacher with twins and her step-son, Steven, isn’t easy for Marianne North. With her husband’s ex causing trouble, life is getting even trickier.
The lessons and stories from the beloved novel A Christmas Carol point to bedrock values we all share. Award-winning author Bob Welch takes listeners deeper into the nuances of this classic by Charles Dickens. From the miserliness of Scrooge to the innocence of Tiny Tim, 52 Little Lessons from A Christmas Carol will inspire listeners to live for what really matters, not only at Christmas but all year long.
"Wonderful Biblical tie-ins"
Simon can't stop thinking about the pretty Amish teacher at the local one-room school. But he's ignored the sparks between them because he's so shy. So Simon's little brother, Isaac, takes matters into his own hands. He's determined to give his brother the best Christmas present ever - a date with his favorite teacher. Amish novelist Byler brings her tender humor and skillful observation of family relationships to this holiday story.
Little Moe's Christmas is the story about a little girl starting to doubt the authenticity of Santa Claus. But one day, Little Moe is taken on a magical journey that changes her mind forever.
A warm-hearted, charming story of Little Girl, who wishes nothing more than to meet Santa Claus. Her wish comes true on Christmas Eve as she's whisked away by fairies to the North Pole - where she not only meets the jolly old elf, but accompanies him on his Christmas Eve rounds!
When Angelica Cartwright heads to Kentucky to begin her teaching career, she never dreams she will be waylaid in Mistletoe, Kentucky, with a broken foot and cared for by a handsome wood-carver and his daughter. However, she soon finds that Luke Tanner is also carving himself onto her heart
In pastures lush and deep rests a little sheep. Content and snug is he in his sleep, under his watchful shepherd's keep. In the night sky shines a bright star; it bids shepherd and lamb go far to see the promised King, whose praises they will sing. Join Little Lamb and Good Shepherd as they follow the star to the Christ Child in Bethlehem.
"Fun, unique version of that famous story!"
Dr. Bailey Cartwrite is devastated when his girlfriend, Lucy, is killed. But in her last act of love, Lucy appears to Bailey as an angel and sends him to the world of Little Snow - the snow globe world. All Bailey must do to find what is lacking in his life, is believe in the magic of Christmas. Bailey wakes up in Little Snow to find himself married with a baby son. Together with Holly, the woman who says she is now his wife, , Bailey starts to learn about the life he's supposedly created with her.
"Loved hearing this romantic story"
Kelly is very, very tired. Working as a Santa's helper at a busy mall is hard work, even if she gets to spend her shifts with her best friend Lindsey and Lindsey's boyfriend Jeremy. She couldn't imagine having to deal with the crowds if she wasn't with her friends, but it's also hard to see how happy Jeremy and Lindsey are together because Kelly's just been through a bad breakup.
The Bible says that "The shepherds went with Haste" and found Mary, Joseph, and the baby in a manger. Did you know that Haste was a little sheep dog? How did Haste come to be with the shepherds that night to experience such an amazing miracle? Follow Haste on his journey to finding a family, love, and, of course, the baby Jesus.
They're back! Rediscover the zaniest characters you've ever met in this best-selling series which has sold millions worldwide. Bright and charming, with easily recognizable characters, Mr. Men and Little Miss audiobooks are easy enough for young listeners, witty enough for humor-prone adults, and highly collectible for one and all.