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32 pages
Sep 2012

The Legend of the Candy Cane

by Lori Walbur

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What kind of new store does a pioneer prairie town need? Everybody waits and wonders as Christmas draws nearer and the new store begins to take shape. Then, one little girl offers to help and finds something nobody had suspected – candy! Plus a marvelous red and white one, which, when turned upside down becomes a J. Each part of this candy tells the story of Jesus. What a marvelous Christmas Eve surprise for all the townsfolk.

Noted for her work on the NIrV Kid's Devotional Bible and The Legend of the Easter Egg, Lori Walburg published The Legend of the Candy Cane in 1997. Since then it has consistently become ever more popular. Now you can own or give some lucky child (or adult) this book. New York Times best-selling illustrator Richard Cowdrey’s illustrations are animated, colorful, and intriguingly full of detail. Between them, these two present an intriguing tale, a wonderful read, and food for Christian thought. Just to round things off nicely, this book ends with a brief, true history of how the candy cane took shape. This is a good book for anytime of the year, but especially during the season of our Lord’s birth. -- Donna Eggett,

Book Jacket:

One dark November night a stranger rides into a small prairie town. Who is he? Why has he come? The townspeople wish he were a doctor, a dressmaker, or a trader. But the children have the greatest wish of all, a deep, quiet, secret wish. Then a young girl named Lucy befriends the newcomer. When he reveals his identity and shares with her the legend of the candy cane, she discovers fulfillment of her wishes and the answer to her town's dreams. Now will she share what she has learned?

Warm, lavish illustrations by James Bernardin bring to life a timeless tale by Lori Walburg, a story that will help families celebrate the mystery and miracle of Christmas---for many Christmases to come.