Based on a deeply personal true story, Glenn Beck's bittersweet tale of boyhood memories, wrenching life lessons, and the true meaning of the giving season has touched the hearts of readers everywhere."If you could change your life by reversing your biggest regrets, sorrows, and mistakes . . . would you?"When Eddie was twelve years old, all he ...
Based on a deeply personal true story, Glenn Beck's bittersweet tale of boyhood memories, wrenching life lessons, and the true meaning of the giving season has touched the hearts of readers everywhere."If you could change your life by reversing your biggest regrets, sorrows, and mistakes . . . would you?"When Eddie was twelve years old, all he wanted for Christmas was a bike. He knew money had been tight since his father died, but Eddie dreamed that "somehow "his mother would find a way to afford that dream bike. 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 fateful events that transpired that day, Eddie begins a dark and painful journey toward 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 his life's path and finally understand the significance of that simple gift his mother had crafted with love.
I loved this book. I also read The Snow Angel by
Glen....truly both excellent reads. I couldn't put the books down. Waiting for more of the same.
Aug 18, 2011
Not to be forgotten story
This is a story of a young boy but it could be any one of us. It pulls the reader in for a surprise ending.
Aug 19, 2010
This book is GREAT!!! Read it! I couldn't put it down. I'm going to read it to my 7-year-old daughter.
Jan 8, 2009
A book I think everyone should read. It helps you to realize the true meaning of Christmas and God works in mysterious ways.
Jan 2, 2009
Wonderful Story for Many Ages
This is going to be one of my all time favorite books. It really makes you appreciate the here and now of what we have to be thankful for. Teenagers, grandparents, parents, etc... All can gain by reading this book. I have my own copy and bought 4 to give away. A must read!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Publishers Weekly, 2009-12-21 Beck channels his softer side to offer a Christmas parable featuring 12-year old Eddie, whose hopes for a shiny new bicycle for Christmas are dashed when he finds an ugly, handmade sweater waiting for him under the tree. Eddie pitches a fit, dismaying his hardworking single mother-but will he regret his ingratitude when older? Naturally. There are no surprises in this contrived story, which is further doomed by Beck's ham-handed and histrionic reading. The maudlin material would have been better served by a seasoned narrator capable of conveying believability and evoking genuine feeling. A Threshold hardcover. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
Publishers Weekly, 2009-10-26 The radio and TV host's debut picture book repackages his adult novel of the same name into a short parable. Eddie wants a bike for Christmas, but his twinkly-eyed grandpa tells him that he doesn't see a bike in the boy's future, but rather a Christmas sweater. When a disappointed Eddie takes a dream journey to a snowy forest, he opens a package containing the sweater and is whisked into a procession of idyllic Christmastime moments with his mother, father and grandpa. In the morning, it's the sweater he's excited about, not the shiny bike. Dorman's warm, vintage-style digital illustrations complement Beck's unambiguous message. Ages 4-7. (Oct.) Copyright 2009 Reed Business Information.
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