If even a small part of a child still lives within your heart, you can't help but be captivated by this deeply moving novella based on bestselling author Jerry Bledsoe's childhood memories.
Set in a North Carolina manufacturing town during the 1950s, it is the poignant story of two ten-year-old boys and their search for an angel doll, a search that turned into a lesson of love.
Every day Whitey Black reads The Littlest Angel to his sister Sandy, a four-year-old stricken with polio. Now she wants just one thing for Christmas: an angel doll. Unfortunately, in this small North Carolina town, no one has ever heard of such a thing. Nevertheless, Whitey Black and his best friend set out to find her one, at great cost and for even greater reward.
Along the way they learn much about sadness and heartbreak, but most important, they learn about the transformative power of love.
The Angel Doll is about childhood reaching out in later life and grabbing hold-never to be forgotten or remembered exactly as it was. Timeless and touching, The Angel Doll is sure to become a family favorite and a tradition for years to come.
|Publisher:||St. Martin's Press|
|Product dimensions:||4.24(w) x 6.62(h) x 0.35(d)|
|Age Range:||13 - 18 Years|
About the Author
Jerry Bledsoe is the author of The New York Times #1 bestseller Bitter Blood, and others. He has written for Esquire, The New York Times, and many other publications. He lives in North Carolina and Virginia.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The Angel Doll is a heartwarming Christmas story guaranteed to lift your spirits any time of the year. It is a story about two bestfriends who share a paper route together. Whitey, one of boys, has a little sister who has polio. She is sick most of the time and enjoys for her brother to read to her. Her favorite book is The Littlest Angel, in which she develops a love for angels. This is were Whitey gets the idea to buy her an angel doll for Christmas. Only it was not as easy as he thought it would be. This story embarks on an adventure that will embrace your heart with the true meaning of Christmas forever.