The Magic Christmas Ornament

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Pure Imagination, Dec 25, 2018 - Juvenile Fiction - 34 pages
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Christmas Eve is a dazzling, special time... especially when your family's favorite Christmas tree ornament has magic powers! On one enchanted Christmas Eve, Victoria, Joseph, and John gather around the fireplace to hear their father's story about this favorite Christmas ornament. After their parents go to bed, the children discover the true magic of the ornament as it sweeps them from their home and directly into Santa's workshop! On this adventure, they are instantly surrounded by toys, reindeer, and even see Santa himself. Amidst the magic and wonder of this night, the children meet a very special elf named JJ who, as it turns out, is more connected to their family's history than they could ever have imagined...

Co-author Jim Barbato's father, Sylvester (Ziggy) Barbato, was one of nine children from an Italian immigrant family. Ziggy often told Jim that his family was too poor to afford toys for their children, but he always vowed that his children would experience the spirit of Christmas. THE MAGIC CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT is an original story created by Jim and Victoria Barbato. Writing this story allows our family to share the magic of Christmas--and all of its excitement--with yours. It's ideal for reading aloud to children of all ages. A portion of all profits will be donated to the U.S. Marine Corps' "Toys for Tots" program.

Also available as a super premium gift collection at the website. The collection includes an heirloom quality casebound hardback, an ornament just like the one in the story, and a beautiful decorative package, suitable for making the gift of Christmas a lasting memory.

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About the author (2018)

James (Jim) Barbato is a former college professor and business owner. He is also the son of a U.S. Air Force Master Sergeant, and who brought him to lived all across the United States and Canada for the first twelve years of his life. As a child, Jim developed a strong Christmas spirit, inspired by the stories his father would tell. Jim often told original stories to his own three children, including the story of "The Magic Christmas Ornament," which they still remember and cherish as adults.

Victoria Barbato is a high school English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher who currently lives in Boston, Massachusetts. Victoria was greatly inspired by her grandfather's and father's stories because they connect her to family values, a sense ofdeep fascination with the world, and hope. These are- all values whichthat she strives to apply to her daily life. Victoria incorporates storytelling into her teaching, a skill she treasures because she knows she inherited it from her dad.

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