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A Small Miracle

by Peter Collington

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The figures in a nativity scene come to life to help an old woman in need at Christmas.



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A Small Miracle by Peter Collington

The wooden figures in a Christmas creche come to life to save a poor old women who restores the church's vandalized creche. When she falls in the snow, the figure come to life and resue her. This is a Christmas not to forget.

This book is wonderful to show giving, and helping. Inspirational story for young and adults. The gift of Christmas.

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  danacollings | Nov 22, 2010 |
A Small Miracle is a book about a woman who lives alone, is hungry, and does not have much holiday cheer around her. The picture book uses detailed illustrations to portray Christmas and a small miracle that brings her warmth, food, and happiness. ( )
  Sarah21123 | Nov 12, 2009 |
I had never read a wordless book before. This one is amazing, and gentle. ( )
  iceT | May 18, 2009 |
Susan Dove Lempke (Booklist, October 15, 1997 (Vol. 94, No. 4))
Collington uses panels of pictures of varying sizes to tell a wordless story in this picture book for older readers. The result is almost like watching an animation unfold. An elderly, impoverished woman is devastated when she is robbed of the last of her money, which she obtained by selling her beloved accordion. As she passes a church, she sees the thief who robbed her zoom outside, carrying a bucket of stolen money, part of the church's Nativity scene, clearly marked for the needy. The woman snatches the bucket from the thief, barricades herself in the church, and restores the broken Nativity scene before leaving. When she collapses in the snow on the way home, the figures from the Nativity come alive, rewarding her rescue with one of their own. The sight of the Nativity figures moving about the town, buying the woman groceries, and so on, is surreal, funny, and profoundly affecting. This is a Christmas miracle like no other, with such richness in image and story that children will return to it again and again. Category: Middle Readers. 1997, Knopf, $18. Gr. 2-5. Starred Review. ( )
  sdavis | May 16, 2007 |
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