12.19.2012

The Christmas Pony by Melody Carlson

Eight-year-old Lucy Turnbull knew better than to wish for a pony that Christmas in 1937. Her mother had assured her in no uncertain terms that asking for a pony was the same as asking for the moon. Besides, the only extra mouths they needed at their boarding house were the paying kind. But when an interesting pair of strangers comes to town, Lucy starts to believe her Christmas wishes might just come true after all. The queen of the Christmas novel, Melody Carlson pens another magical tale of expectation and excitement as one little girl dreams big and the impossible becomes possible.
For many, many reasons, Christmas is my favourite time of year, and Christmas books are my favourite books of all! This book is set in the 1930s and a time when a family being minus a husband, finds it hard to get by. Then the little girl wants a pony so badly that she puts her childlike faith in God and starts praying. The book goes on to show what can happen if we just believe and have a child like faith. It also brings us back to the simpler times and the true meaning of the season, rather than the hustle and bustle we so often find ourselves in this day and age.
"Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. Available at your favourite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group".

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