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  • 9780979188206 0979188202
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The Cookie That Saved Christmas
This beautifully illustrated book takes you back in time to experience a heartwarming christmas full of magical holiday spirit! THE COOKIE THAT SAVED CHRISTMAS is a delightful story for children and adults who yearn to be captivated anew by the simple joys of the Holiday season. Delightful illustrations by award winning illustrator Liesl Bell bring to life beloved Children's author Billy Baldwin's uplifting tale about courageous children overcoming adversity through a combination of clever thinking and Christmas Spirit! Reading THE COOKIE THAT SAVED CHRISTMAS will transport you to a simpler time when all that was needed was a bit of imagination and creative preparation to help ignite the festive warmth of the Holiday season. On a bleak and cold Christmas Eve Dirk, the hero of this story, arrives at Crowsfoot Hill Orphanage where children are sent when they have nowhere else to go. The orphanage is cold and bare without a single christmas decoration to welcome Santa. dirk and his new friend Anna stumble across a secret trap door and discover the mister behind why Christmas was banned from Crowfoot Hill. Determined to bring the joy of Christmas to his new home, Dirk creates one of the most beloved Christmas traditions of all time. Experience the wonder of the holiday season as you read how Dirk's love for Christmas and clever thinking combine to create THE COOKIE THAT SAVED CHRISTMAS!
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Readers Favorite 5 stars / Good reads 5 stars

Reviewed by Rosie Malezer for Readers' Favorite

The Cookie That Saved Christmas is a children’s picture book written by Billy Baldwin and illustrated by Liesl Bell. On arrival at Crowsfoot Hill Orphanage, Dirk is surprised to see that there are no decorations and no Christmas spirit. Investigations reveal that the parents of the caretaker, Miss Crouch, had been lost at sea when she’d been a child, and that she no longer celebrated for that reason. Afraid to upset Miss Crouch, the children of the orphanage eventually stopped believing in Santa. Dirk bakes some Christmas cookies and the smell draws Santa’s attention as he flies overhead. He calls in and leaves a surprise that changes the lives of all at the orphanage... the gift of Christmas spirit.

So beautifully illustrated, even inside the covers, The Cookie That Saved Christmas delivers a large bounty of good cheer, as this sorrowful Christmas tale becomes one of hope and happiness. Billy Baldwin and Liesl Bell have delivered the most beautiful gift in this tale which teaches that even after tragedy and misfortune, there is always enough room in a person’s life for Christmas cheer. The memories from Dirk’s childhood reminded me of the laughter which I had experienced in my own childhood, where baking was a sheer delight. I found the story to be well crafted and set out, with each twist in the tale making perfect sense as I turned page after page, unable to stop smiling. I thoroughly enjoyed The Cookie That Saved Christmas and wholeheartedly recommend it to be read to and by children aged 5-12, so that they can also build wonderful memories of the Christmases in their days to come.

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Hardcover Book Details
  • 9780979188206 0979188202
  • pages
  • $17.95

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