Item description for A Memory of Christmas Tea by Tom Hegg & Warren Hanson...
Overview On a lonely Christmas a nephew remembers his beloved great-aunt and realizes the value of her legacy, a message of advice revealing the true spirit of the season.
Publishers Description The distractions of a busy holiday season are swept away by the memory of a frail, but strong great aunt and her legacy of love. Sequel to the beloved classic, "A Cup of Christmas Tea."
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Studio: Waldman House Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10.31" Width: 8.2" Height: 0.46" Weight: 0.75 lbs.
Release Date Jun 1, 2003
Publisher Waldman House Press
ISBN 0931674395 ISBN13 9780931674396
Availability 0 units.
More About Tom Hegg & Warren Hanson
Tom Hegg is a husband, father, grandfather, teacher, actor and writer. He has touched countless lives with his New York Times Best Selling title, "A Cup of Christmas Tea" and his series of books about "PEEF The Christmas Bear." Tom trained at Carnegie-Mellon University and won a Bush Fellowship for Graduate Study at the University of Minnesota. Tom then enjoyed several seasons with the Guthrie Theater Acting Company. He is now the Director of Drama at Breck School in Minneapolis where he holds the rank of Master Teacher. The Heggs - Tom and Peggy - are Minnesota Scandinavians who know all the jokes. Their son, Adam, and his wife, Breanne, have twice made them grandparents. Imogen Beatrice and Helena Blythe are the light of their lives.
Tom Hegg currently resides in Eden Prairie, in the state of Minnesota.
Reviews - What do customers think about A Memory of Christmas Tea?
Ahh, a Cup of Christmas Tea Dec 27, 2006
(The two books have been combined and are available in audiobook)
A Memory of Christmas Tea is the long-awaited sequel to the beloved bestseller, A Cup of Christmas Tea, written 25 years ago.
In A Cup of Christmas Tea, the man had to go visit an old aunt--and tried to get out of it. Many of us can identify with that. But once there, their time together was precious.
"...I didn't know that this would be our final cup of tea, I only knew that my Great Aunt was listening to me."
Now years later, the nephew tells us that his old Great Aunt always believed in him, and listened to him talk about his life. Before she died, she made him promise her something, but he writes:
"My life was an emergency, a crisis, and a race, with problems running after me and at me at a place that only was accelerating as the years flew by. So if I couldn't stop for tea, I had my reasons why."
His promise to his aunt was that every year he would take time to invite someone in for Christmas tea, served out of her beautiful Christmas tea set she willed to him.
The book has some reminiscing about the good times, big family gatherings of when he (and I) was young, but the message for today is to take that time to do something special for someone else, to have that cup of tea.
Warren Hanson's wonderful illustrations match the first book. The teaming up of Hegg and Hanson has provided many wonderful books as they complement each other so well.
This book would be a nice addition to those special books you bring out when you need to be reminded about those who have gone before us--and the role they played in our life--at holidays or all year long.
Armchair Interviews says: Raise a cup of tea to another special Christmas story.
Great Book Dec 7, 1999
I know Tom Hegg personaly, he is a great guy. The book is very warm and sentimental. If you liked "A Cup..." you'll love this one. BUY IT PLEASE
Hegg and Hanson revisit an old friend. Oct 13, 1999
Tom Hegg seems quite unashamed to be sentimental. Revisiting the themes of his first book, A Cup of Christmas Tea, Hegg again gently chides his reader to remember the important things in life; taking the time to take time for others is central to his work. As always with Hegg's work, this is not a poem for the cynical, or indeed for those whose poetry must be "deep". It is straightforward, and unabashedly honest. Hegg revisits his narrator's great aunt, and the message she taught him many years before, but does so in such a way that avoids being sugary sweet. Her influence, gentle but firm, prompts the narrator to make time to find Christmas within, and share a cup of Christmas Tea with "someone"...we never know who, and it doesn't really matter. If you are a fan of Hegg and Hanson's work, you will love A Memory of Christmas Tea. If you're new to this pair, read A Cup of Christmas Tea first. The echoes in words, and in Hanson's nuanced illustrations of the first book make the sequel all the richer.