The Legend of the Candy Cane: The Inspirational Story of Our Favorite Christmas Candy

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Zonderkidz, 2001 - 32 pages
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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?

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User Review  - Tmtrvlr - LibraryThing

This book was a bit disappointing. The illustrations are very old fashioned, which is quaint, but rather unappealing and comes off a bit odd. The story tries to ascribe religious meaning to the shape ... Read full review

great for teachers at Christmas time.

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I found the book helpful in the classroom with my students. It explains the various legends of the candy cane and how they came to play a role in the making of this Christmas treat. Read full review

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About the author (2001)

James Bernardin graduated from the Art Center College of Designing Pasadena, California, and was awarded a Certificate of Merit from the Society of Illustrators. In addition to the best-selling The Legend of the Candy Cane, other books he has illustrated include The Legend of the Easter Egg. He lives with his family in Southern California.

Lori Walburg attended Dordt College and graduated from Calvin College and the University of Iowa. Lori is the author of the best-selling The Legend of the Candy Cane and The Legend of the Easter Egg. She lives with her husband and 2 children in her hometown of Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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