It’s almost Christmas! Just a few days away. I’m sure you’ve probably already heard of this story before, but since it tells of my favorite Christmas candy, I wanted to share it anyway.
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?
I’ve heard of the legend of the candy cane for many years, but this children’s picture book is a delight. The pictures are beautiful, the story is simple yet well told, and I’m reminded every time I see a candy cane, of the story behind their white and red stripes. A wonderful reminder of why we celebrate Christmas.
Are you ready for Christmas? Do you enjoy candy canes? And is there a Christmas legend that you enjoy?