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The Christmas Candle [Hardcover]

By Richard Paul Evans (Author) & Jacob Collins (Illustrator)
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Item description for The Christmas Candle by Richard Paul Evans & Jacob Collins...

On Christmas Eve, Thomas buys a magical candle that changes the way he views his fellow human beings and helps him feel charity for those less fortunate. By the author of The Christmas Box.

Publishers Description
A classic Christmas fable about love and charity, retold by Richard Paul Evans, author of "The Christmas Box."
On a snowy Christmas Eve, a young man named Thomas on his way home for a family celebration realizes that the candle in his lantern is about to expire. He stops in a chandler's shop filled with fantastic wax creations, but instead of admiring them Thomas scorns the chandler for wasting his time on sculptures that will only melt. The mysterious old chandler sells him a special Christmas candle. Back on the bitterly cold street, the young man is accosted by an old beggar woman. When he lifts his lantern to get a better look, the candlelight reveals that she is his mother. He gives her his cloak and only then sees the truth: She is not his mother after all, but a stranger. The candle tricks him again before he reaches home, cold and penniless, but richer for his newfound realization that we are all part of one family.
This intriguing original fable about charity is accompanied by lavish, mood-filled oil paintings by artist Jacob Collins. Together, author and artist have created an exquisite holiday gift book that will be treasured by the entire family.

Citations And Professional Reviews
The Christmas Candle by Richard Paul Evans & Jacob Collins has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
  • Hornbook Guide to Children - 07/01/1999 page 251
  • Hornbook Guide to Children - 01/01/1999 page 251

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
Pages   32
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.3" Width: 11.24" Height: 0.34"
Weight:   1.05 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Oct 1, 1998
Publisher   Simon & Schuster
Age  5-8
ISBN  0689823193  
ISBN13  9780689823190  

Availability  21 units.
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More About Richard Paul Evans & Jacob Collins

Richard Paul Evans Richard Paul Evans is the #1 bestselling author of The Christmas Box. Each of his eighteen novels has appeared on the New York Times bestseller list; there are more than 14 million copies of his books in print worldwide. His books have been translated into more than twenty-five languages, and several have been international bestsellers.

Evans has won the American Mothers book award, two first place Storytelling World awards, The Romantic Times Best Women’s Novel of the Year Award, the German Leserpreis Gold Award for Romance, and the Religion Communicator’s Council’s Wilbur Award.

Four of Evans’s books have been produced as television movies.

Evans received the Washington Times Humanitarian of the Century Award and the Volunteers of America National Empathy Award for his work helping abused children.

Evans lives in Salt Lake City with his wife, Keri, and their five children.

Richard Paul Evans currently resides in Salt Lake City, in the state of Utah.

Richard Paul Evans has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Michael Vey (Audio)
  2. Michael Vey (Hardcover)
  3. Michael Vey (Paperback)
  4. Mistletoe Collection
  5. Walk
  6. Walk (Richard Paul Evans)

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Product Categories

1Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 4-8 > General
2Books > Subjects > Children > Literature > Science Fiction, Fantasy, Mystery & Horror > Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
3Books > Subjects > Children > People & Places > Holidays & Festivals > Christmas > Fiction
4Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 4-8

Reviews - What do customers think about The Christmas Candle?

Perfect - Just as expected!  Mar 21, 2008
Book was just as expected - delivered in timely manner - very pleased with purchase - thanks!
Another version of A Christmas Carol  Jan 2, 2008
I bought candles and copies of the book for all my office mates as well as for my children. This Christmas eve, we opened stockings to lighted candles and read the book aloud. My three adult daughters and husbands were a little wary, but soon the story took over. In many ways, it is another version of a Christmas Carol. But the story's power and images enforce the message again, that we are all one family, sharing in the light of the special Christmas candle. The experience shared with my children will create a tradition for year, they will all receive carved boxes, and we will read The Christmas Box, together.
Enjoy Book At Christmas  Oct 27, 2007
Beautiful cover. Am saving the book for Christmas when we read a number of Christmas stories. Look forwrd to it with anticipation.
The Christmas Candle  May 7, 2007
This is an excellent book. It has a wonderful message all of us, old and young alike, can use for our everyday lives. A great moral!! I recommend this for any age group.
The Christmas Candle  Jan 30, 2006
I bought this book to read to my class as a Christmas story. This is an excellent book, but it is deep. It is a great story for upper elementary (4th or 5th grade) or even middle school. It would be an excellent book for upper elementary/middle school Sunday school class. Not to sound too much like a teacher-but it has a lot of symbolism. The pictures are extraordinary-the eyes of the people in the illustrations are penetrating and touch you down to the soul.

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