Saturday, November 1, 2008

For the Love of St. Nick

For the Love of St. Nick by Garasamo MacCagnone

Paperback: 46 pages
Publisher: BookSurge Publishing (October 7, 2008)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1439210128
ISBN-13: 978-1439210123

For the Love of St. Nick is a feel-good, heartwarming tale of the Christmas season. At only 46 pages, it pulls you in with tragic sadness, then whirls you through the struggles of daily life before ending with the true meaning of the season.

Tiger lost his mother at the same time his sickly little brother, Johnny, was born. Raised by the father they called Commander - he was a Navy Commander - life on a military base near Lake Huron, Michigan is hard for all three.

Not only do they have to struggle with the harsh winters of Michigan, they also must cope with the frequent illnesses of Johnny. When the Commander must leave on a secret mission just before Christmas, both boys turn their faith to St. Nicholas and pray for their father's safe return.

This tiny book is narrated by Tiger and holds the child-like innocence of the magical season. This is the perfect book to read during the Christmas holidays and is an excellent way to teach children about the joys of the season. For the Love of St. Nick will be a treasured classic for families who celebrate true meaning of Christmas.

Garasamo MacCagnone is the author of the novel, St. John of the Midfield, as well as the children's book, The Suburban Dragon, and a collection of short stories entitled, The Affliction of Dreams. Born in the wake of the Korean War, MacCagnone's stories come from his life and his experiences from the last half of the 20th century. Today MacCagnone lives in Shelby Township with his wife and three children.

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