The Legend of the Candy Cane

The Legend of the Candy Cane

Book Description
One dark November night a stranger rides into a small prairie town. Who is he? Why has he come? The townspeople wish he were a doctor, a dressmaker, or a trader. But the children have the greatest wish of all, a deep, quiet, secret wish. Then a young girl named Lucy befriends the newcomer. When he reveals his identity and shares with her the legend of the candy cane, she discovers fulfillment of her wishes and the answer to her town's dreams. Now will she share what she has learned? Warm, lavish illustrations by James Bernardin bring to life a timeless tale by Lori Walburg, a story that will help families celebrate the mystery and miracle of Christmas - for many Christmases to come.

MY THOUGHTS:
The Legend of the Candy Cane by Lori Walburg is a very cute, inspirational story that is perfect for kids young and old in the Christmas season. The story shares that a candy cane is not just a piece of candy, but rather there is unique Christian symbolism behind the shape and coloring of the candy.  I have seen similar versions to this story around the internet and on little cards that you can make to add to a candy cane as gifts. However, I feel that this is the perfect way to teach children about the symbolism of the candy cane. 
The version that I am reveiwing is a hardcover board book, which I feel will hold up to many years of reading for both the younger children and older. This book is illustrated by Richard Coundrey and both adults and children will enjoy his colorful artwork throughout the story.
I highly recommend adding this book to your home's Christmas collection. 

DISCLAIMER: I was sent this book for free from booklook bloggers in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. 

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