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The Christmas sweater : a picture book /

Twelve-year-old Eddie is disappointed when he receives a handmade sweater from his mother for Christmas rather than the bike he wanted. When his mother dies on Christmas Day, Eddie begins a dark and painful journey on the road to manhood, wrestling with himself, his faith, and his family.

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  • "Twelve-year-old Eddie is disappointed when he receives a handmade sweater from his mother for Christmas rather than the bike he wanted. When his mother dies on Christmas Day, Eddie begins a dark and painful journey on the road to manhood, wrestling with himself, his faith, and his family."@en
  • "When Eddie was twelve years old, all he wanted for Christmas was a bike. Although his life had gotten harder-and money tighter--since his father died and the family bakery closed.....Eddie dreamed that somehow his mother would find a way to have his dream bike gleaming beside their modest Christmas tree that magical morning. What he got from her instead was a sweater. "A stupid, handmade, ugly sweater" that young Eddie left in a crumpled ball in the corner of his room. Scarred deeply by the realization that kids don't always get what they want , and too young to understand that he already owned life's most valuable treasures, that Christmas morning was the beginning of Eddie's dark and painful journey on the road to manhood. It will take wrestling with himself, his faith, and his family--and the guidance of a mysterious neighbor named Russell--to help Eddie find a mysterious neighbor named Russell--to help Eddie find his path through the storm clouds of life and finally see the real significance of that simple gift his mother had crafted by hand with love in her heart. Based on a deeply personal true story, The Christmas Sweater is a warm and poignant tale of family, faith, and forgiveness that offers us a glimpse of our own lives---while also making us question whether we really know what's most important in them."
  • "When thirteen-year-old Eddie receives a Christmas sweater instead of the new bicycle he so desperately wanted, he is quite disappointed. After a tragic car accident kills his mother and Eddie is sent to live with relatives, the sweater is all Eddie has to remind him of his mother. Feeling awful about how unappreciative he was to his mother, Eddie turns to his next door neighbor to teach him the true meaning of a gift."@en
  • "More than anything, Eddie wants a bicycle for Christmas, but his grandfather shows him the magic there can be in a simple gift made with love."
  • "More than anything, Eddie wants a bicycle for Christmas, but his grandfather shows him the magic there can be in a simple gift made with love."@en
  • "A holiday tale relates the story of a thirteen-year-old boy whose final gift from his mother, a sweater, is scorned in favor of more expensive gifts before a tragic car accident ends the mother's life."
  • "More than anything, twelve-year-old Eddie wants a bike for Christmas, but his grandfather shows him the magic there can be in a simple gift made with love."@en
  • "A young boy is given a sweater by his mother before she dies--a final gesture that teaches him the true meaning of love."
  • "A young boy is given a sweater by his mother before she dies--a final gesture that teaches him the true meaning of love."@en
  • "A young boy is given a sweater by his mother before she dies -- a final gesture that teaches him the true meaning of love."

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  • "Bildungsromans."@en
  • "Bildungsromans."
  • "Fiction."@en
  • "Fiction."
  • "Electronic books."@en
  • "Christmas stories."
  • "Christmas stories."@en
  • "Juvenile works"
  • "Picture books for children."@en
  • "Juvenile works"@en
  • "Christmas stories"
  • "Christmas stories"@en
  • "Fiction"
  • "Fiction"@en
  • "Large type books."
  • "Bildungsromans"@en
  • "Juvenile works."@en

http://schema.org/name

  • "The Christmas Sweater."
  • "The Christmas sweater : a picture book /"
  • "The Christmas sweater : a picture book /"@en
  • "The Christmas Sweater/"
  • "The Christmas sweater /"
  • "The Christmas sweater /"@en
  • "The Christmas sweater"@en
  • "The Christmas sweater"