The Legend of the Christmas Stocking: An Inspirational Story of a Wish Come True

The Legend of the Christmas Stocking: An Inspirational Story of a Wish Come True


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This gorgeous holiday book—part of the Legends series from Zonderkidz—explores the true story behind the tradition of hanging and filling Christmas stockings. Kids will learn about what it means to give to others, and how they can share God’s love during the Christmas season.

Inside, you and your children can discover:

  • How the Christmas stocking was inspired by the life of Saint Nicolas, and why it became a way to give to those in need
  • Why giving is better than receiving, and the joy that comes when we give someone a present
  • Why we still hang stockings on the mantel today

Peter has saved up for a special boat at the toy shop. But when it looks like his dad won’t be home in time for Christmas with the money his family needs for gifts, he hears the story of how a man named Nicolas secretly gave all his gold to three poor girls. Peter then has to decide what to do with money he’s saved.

The Legend of the Christmas Stocking is:

  • Perfect as a gift for boys and girls ages 4-8, grandchildren, and nieces and nephews
  • Ideal as a family reading tradition for Advent, Christmas, or anytime in the holiday season
  • Great as a gift for people who love the history behind Christmas and holiday traditions

If you enjoy The Legend of the Christmas Stocking, check out other books in the Legends series: The Legend of the Candy Cane, The Legend of Saint Nicholas, The Legend of the Christmas Cookie, The Legend of the Christmas Tree, and The Legend of the Easter Egg.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780310708988
Publisher: Zonderkidz
Publication date: 10/01/2004
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 335,097
Product dimensions: 11.13(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.38(d)
Lexile: AD610L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 7 Years

About the Author

Growing up, Rick Osborne really liked Superman. Superman did what was right, he did cool things that other people couldn’t do, and he never quit. The Bible is full of great Superman-type stories where God helps good guys battle evil guys with his awesome supernatural help. By telling these stories, Rick loves to help boys see the real-life superhero that God wants each of them to be. Rick lives with his family up north in Canada, closer to where Superman built his fortress.

Jim Griffin, illustrator and award-winning artist, studied at the renowned Pratt Institute. His work has been shown in numerous exhibitions and can be found in prestigious private collections.

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