Angels & Other Strangers: Family Christmas Stories
Angels Other Strangers Family Christmas Stories Author:Katherine Paterson Nine short stories celebrate the magic of Christmas — A minister, trying to help a boy find his father, winds up in jail on Christmas Eve. A mother copes with the death of her infant. A father searches for his runaway son. A widower takes in an outspoken foster child who tests the limits of his generosity. In unexpected wa... more »ys that illuminate the true meaning of the Christmas story, these people put aside their loneliness and sorrows and fears, and rediscover the joy of life. "Happy Birthday, Jesus, and many happy reruns of the day," says one little girl, voicing the hope and celebration of these stories about the mysterious workings of the human heart.
Katherin Paterson's many prize-winning books for children include two Newbery Medal winners, Bridge to Terabithia and Jacob Have I Loved. She has twice received the National Book Award for Children's Literature.
With this collection, "the author creates nine insightful stories that stir the emotions while reflecting the joy of the season. These tales celebrate (Christmas) through the loneliness, fears, hopes, and simple beliefs of men, women, and children".--ALA Booklist.« less