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The Legend of the Candy Cane

The Legend of the Candy Cane 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

  • Title: The Legend of the Candy Cane
  • Author: Lori Walburg
  • ISBN: 9780310212478
  • Page: 232
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 dOne 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 Warm, lavish illustrations by James Bernardin bring to life a timeless tale by Lori Walburg, a story that will help families celebrate the mystery and miracle of Christmas for many Christmases to come.

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    1. The Legend of the Candy Cane, with its religious theme, is a perfect read for the Christmas season. Children will be enthralled by the candy store and will delight in learning more about a popular Christmas treat. A nice family read reflecting the true meaning of the season.

    2. Truthfully, this is not a five-star book. I keep five stars for Shakespeare, Homer, Jane Austen and the like. But when your teenage daughter brings this book to you near bedtime, snuggles up on the couch next to you, rests her head on your shoulder and says, "Mom, this is my favorite Christmas book. Would you read it to me?", then you feel like giving it five stars.

    3. What a sweet interesting book The Legend of the Candy Cane is even though is geared for toddlers, it kept the attention of my nine year old. The book is made of hard cardboard, and great for little hands to carry around.The book is beautifully illustrated with bright colors, and the children noticed the dog and cat in the pictures. The boys wished they could be Lucy and help unpack all that candy; a child’s dream comes true. When it came time to tell the legend of the Candy Cane, they were ent [...]

    4. The Legend of the Candy Cane is one of those Christmas books that I will love having out on my coffee table (which may be a little loaded down if I don't stop buying). The illustrations are beautiful. The story of the young girl, Lucy, helping Mr. Sonneman, the new neighbor, get his business ready to open is sweet, but I thought there were a couple issues. One is that Walburg talks about how the whole town wonders about this man and what he is doing, but no one talks to him except this little gi [...]

    5. While I love the story about the candy cane itself, I was extremely apprehensive reading it to my daughter. The story has a little girl hanging out in a candy store. With a man. A lot. Alone. No way! Back to the library it went!

    6. Instantly didn't think this would be good because of the illustrations. They're cartoon-like.Why are they gray?Cheesy how the man, dog and cat are looking straight at the reader.It says the townspeople heard the pum, pum, pum of his hammer. Hammers don't make that noise. And saws don't really sound like snish, snish, snish.I guess it's part of the story, but if the townspeople wanted to know who it was, and why he was in their abandoned building, they would ask. It's weird that they aren't. They [...]

    7. This book was a bit disappointing. The illustrations are very old fashioned, which is quaint, but rather unappealing and comes off a bit odd. The story tries to ascribe religious meaning to the shape and colors of the candy cane.The story explains that the shape J is for Jesus and flipped the other way, for the shepherd’s staff. They then assign the colors to give them a religious meaning. The assign red for the beating that made Jesus blood run down like red stripes and white for being washed [...]

    8. Beautifully Told & IllustratedThis is one of my favorite Christmas books. Great artwork, a well-told story that incorporates the nativity, as well as a page at the back of the book that tells the history we do actually know of the candy cane.The illustrations are true artwork, unlike a lot of what is in books for children. I was SO disappointed to learn that the text of this book was recently re-released with different illustrations! The illustrations by James Bernardin are far superior to t [...]

    9. Published by the religious Zondervan Publishing House out of Grand Rapids, this is a religious story about the candy cane. The story and illustrations are adequate but lack complexity. People looking for children's holiday stories with a religious bent will like this one, others will be slightly disappointed.

    10. I love hearing a story that makes me think of Christ anytime I see a candy cane. This was read to the children during my church's Christmas Eve service and the adults enjoyed it, too!

    11. My 9 year old rates this book 4 stars even though it's a book more geared for younger children. The colorful illustrations are a delight!

    12. Beautifully painted but the writing is a bit dull. The actual story of the candy cane was well done but the surrounding story could have been better executed and more interesting.

    13. This was a wonderful "history" book about how the candy cane came to be a Christmas candy. I personally don't know how accurate it is, but in everything I've ever read this story is pretty much on target with the truth. And told in a way that a child can understand and get the full meaning. I don't often cry while I read but as I was reading this outloud to my adult special needs son I did shead some tears. As a Christian this will make you think about your relationship with the Lord and how muc [...]

    14. Man sets up shop in a small town. It's a candy shop. Little girl helps him set up, sees all the candy. She has never seen a candy cane. He tells her the story behind it--J for Jesus, looks like a shepherd's staff, red and white stripes to represent the stripes where Jesus was whipped for our sins, his blood shed to wash us white as snow. The man and the girl go around to all the people in the town and the area to share the legend.

    15. Great Christmas story that takes us back to Jesus--His birth and death.I definitely recommend this book to all.I still remember my grandma reading it to me when I was younger, I think for the first time.

    16. I always try to read Christmas stories that resonate with me. It's a "cheat" for the year's challenge, but it brought me joy today.

    17. It was interesting how the man came to town and bought the shop and starting sawing and hammering and doing work, while everyone was outside trying to guess what he was doing. Women wanted a tailor, the mayor needed a doctor, farmers wanted a trader, and the kids had a secret wish that they didn't tell anyone. It is so unlike kids not to say what they wanted it to be. Why would they keep it a secret?I thought it was weird that Lucy trembled as she unwrapped the object. Why would she tremble? Tha [...]

    18. Title: The Legend of the Candy Cane Author: Lori Walburg Illustrator: James Bernardin Genre: Christmas Story, Legend Opening line/sentence: A candymaker in Indiana wanted to make a candy that would be a witness, so he made the Christmas Candy Cane. Brief Book Summary: A candymaker creates this wonderful candy cane for Christmas. A young girl comes across the candy cane and discovers fulfillment in her new findings. She shares her new treat and spreads the holiday spirit. Professional Recommendat [...]

    19. The Legend of the Candy Cane by Lori Walburg is a short story and a childrens book that describes the candy cane in a way that most people of different ages will understand it. This book is as touching as a 500 page novel, but the difference is this book can be touching in only 28 short pages. This author does a great job expressing this book in writing and wonderful illustrated pictures drawn by James Bernardin. In this book a man comes to a small town and buys a lonely storefront that is for s [...]

    20. I am a HUGE fan of Christmas. I love all of the sights, sounds, and smells. Another part of Christmas that I really love is the traditional stories that accompany that time of year. Well, I now have a new tradition in for my family and this is the story The Legend of the Candy Cane by Lori Walburg, illustrated by Richard Cowdrey.This story involves a little girl name Lucy and a older gentleman named John Sonneman. John is opening a candy story and Lucy helps him open all the jars and candy for t [...]

    21. For my Historic Fiction piece, I chose 'The Legend of the Candy Cane.' This Christmas-themed story takes place in a small town many years ago. Readers are made aware of the time frame due to the use of the horse and buggy as opposed to a car. In addition, the book was published in 1997; nearly twenty years ago. The story begins with a man coming into the town to lease a storefront. There were whispers all over the town about what the new attraction could be. One little girl became so curious, th [...]

    22. This delightful hardcover book tells the legend of the candy cane through a man who comes to a village and sets up a new shop. A young girl, curious to know what kind of a shop it might be, befriends the man and helps him. Discovering that it is a sweets shop, she helps set out the sweets in their various containers. The shopkeeper tells her and the new customers how the colours and the shape of the candy cane are related to Jesus and His message of salvation.I really liked the old-fashioned swe [...]

    23. Not at all what I was expecting…When I read the word “hardcover”, I assumed it was a regular hardcover book but what arrived in the mail was a board book.Imagine my surprise…Regardless of my surprise, my children LOVE it! Even though it is simple enough for a very young child to enjoy, my children (who are 8 and 11) are enchanted with the beautiful story inside!My daughter has claimed it for her very own. She took it OFF of my shelf and proudly carried it to her own, where she gave it a [...]

    24. This is an adorably written and illustrated board book, perfect for your child from ages 4-8 about the “Legend of the Candy Cane”. What better way to teach your little one about the love of God and the promise of hope through the candy cane.What more can I say about the story of the candy cane? Although I have read the legend many times, it still gives me a sense of hope and love each time. This book is well written in easy to understand language for the little ones and so beautifully illust [...]

    25. The Legend of the Candy Cane is a cute little book and very age appropriate for toddlers, with the hard cardboard pages, as opposed to regular book pages, which are easily torn by small hands. I picked this book up for my son, since Christmas is quickly approaching. He is two years old and enjoys looking at the vibrant colors and the beautiful illustrations.The book itself explains the background story of the candy cane. It's an easy to follow story that is perfect for small children to enjoy du [...]

    26. I'm reading a 2012 advanced copy of a revitalized picture book. The story from Lori Walburg is apparently copyright to a previous 1997, while these illustrations by Richard Cowdrey are fresh for 2012. I vaguely recall from my youth Sunday School about the Jesus story in the candy cane. It was always something that when teachers handed out canes they had the message attached. I had never read a full story with it in depth and I think it's magical. It is wonderful to be able to share such a tale w [...]

    27. A beautiful explanation of the origins and symbolism of the candy cane. As Mr. Sonneman explains the significance of the candy cane to Lucy--the curve, the shape, and even the colors--the symbolism becomes more significant. As they then set out to share this message with the town, Lucy realizes that the love of Christ is something to share with others.The illustrations are gorgeous and the story is simple, yet profound. The history of the candy cane is fascinating and some sources say that a can [...]

    28. This book was read almost every year of Christmas in my childhood. And I still love it to this day! "The Legend of the Candy Cane" is a book many people may not have heard of. With an explanation of the Christmas story, my family and I treasure this book dearly. It reminds us of the real reason we celebrate Christmas. Yet in a classroom, this book would not quite fit due to the religion aspect and would/could cause tension and issues with parents and school officials. But as for me, I have no do [...]

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