•Reading level: Ages 5-12 •Paperback: 104 pages •Publisher: Mirror Publishing •ISBN-13: 978-0980067590
What if you could have anything you wanted for Christmas? Seven-year old Josh
Miller has prepared quite a wish list for December 25 and believes he knows the
secret of Christmas. But when Josh learns that his father lost his job at the mill
and presents won’t be as plentiful under the tree this year, he doesn’t want
anything to do with the holidays. Josh refuses to believe Christmas will be
anything but awful, despite his parent’s efforts to convince him family is more
important than presents.
The Christmas Secret is praised by young readers, parents and school teachers
as a great book for families during these trying economic times. It may be hard for
children and young adults to accept that presents may not be as plentiful under
the tree this holiday season. The endearing story set in Western Pennsylvania
teaches us to remember the true purpose of Christmas and the importance of
family during the holidays, a much-needed lesson for the young and old in today’s
harsh, fast-paced, materialistic world. But the storyline is also infused with magic,
intrigue and surprise keeping both young and adult readers glued to the pages.
The Christmas Secret is a story that affects and influences people’s lives; an
instant classic that many will cherish year after year.