Review: A Paper Bag Christmas

TITLE: A Paper Bag Christmas
AUTHOR: Kevin Alan Milne
PUB DATE: Oct 2008

I have to send a big Thank You to Miriam from Hachette for sending me this really great book. This is the newest book that I have been telling friends and family they need to read.

For the past several years I have been thinking that the TRUE meaning of Christmas is lost and that today its all about what I want and how much can I get. I have always been giving gifts to friends and family for no reason but just to give and not expecting anything in return.

I think this is a great book to read and give to your friends and family. This is the year I think we need to discover the true meaning of Christmas. With so much that is going on in the world and the situation of whats happening we need to open our hearts and helpout.

The book starts with two boys: Molar and Aaron. They have just finished Thanksgiving when their father announces they should go to the mall to see Santa Claus. They go to the mall as see the long line up. When an Elf comes by to hand a sheets of paper they boys ask what they are to do with it and how long will it be. The paper is to write out the Christmas list and the wait is almost 2 hours. So while in line the boys write down every single toy they can think of and when they run out of ideas they look around them in line.

When they finally get to see Santa he declares it break time. The boys are annoyed that they have to come back. So they start to look around and see Santa in the room behind the chair. He sees the boys looking at him and he motions them in. They come in and takes their list. Santa declares it unsuitable and offers the boys “the best gift they never wanted.”

It turns out that the mall Santa is no other then Dr Ringle a pediatric oncologist at the local hospital. He gives the boys and address and tells them to show up. He is playing Santa at the hosptial and wants the boys to dress up as elves and hand out red sheets of paper for the kids to fill out. They have to return to the hospital several times to collect the papers. During the next visit they discover that the DR is away. He tells them about the pagent and that on Dec 5th roles will be handed out and that Aaron and Mo must get to know Katrina and Madhu.

There is so much more to the story that I am afraid to continue for fear of giving it all away. Its a beatiful story and a great quick read to read this holiday season.
It will make you think about the True meaning of Christmas.

Merry Christmas in advance.

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