Friday, December 4, 2009

The Legend of the Star - by Stacy Gooch-Anderson - Book Review

Stacy Gooch-Anderson has yet another wonderful Christmas book. This year's story is titled The Legend of the Star.

From the inside cover:

The birth of Jesus is drawing near, and all the cherubs in heaven eagerly gather to talk about this great event. Each is entrusted with something special to do--except for one little cherub. Imperfect in a perfect world, this stuttering little angel is left without an assignment on the Lord's special day.

Carefully crafted by Stacy Gooch-Anderson and accompanied by exceptional art from Glenn Harmon, The Legend of the Star tells how one little angel changed the outlook of those around him and how the Christmas star came to be.

Now if you know anything about me, you know that I absolutely love Christmas stories with angels in them. A couple of my favorite movies are The Bishop's Wife and It's a Wonderful Life. Classic angel stories. These wonderful movies are told from the human point-of-view, but Stacy's book gives a glimpse of a story that could have happened in heaven on the glorious night that many in the world celebrate. What a fun, fun read. The pictures are in heavenly colors of blue and yellow and they help tell the tale of this fanciful book.

After the success of Stacy's book, The Santa Letters, she has followed up with this wonderful tale that warms the heart. An added bonus is in the back of The Legend of the Star. Stacy has included a poem titled, The Story of the Star. I'm not very knowledgeable about poetry, but I do know what I like. And I like this poem. Both the poem and book are bound to become classic Christmas stories.

The Legend of the Star already has my grandson asking me to read it to him over and over again. If you're a collector of picture books, you'll want to add this one to your collection.

Published by Cedar Fort Inc. this book was given to me free of charge to review.

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