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by Henry Van Dyke,Pearl S. Buck,Beatrice Joy Chute,Ruth Sawyer,Elizabeth Goudge,Selma Lagerlöf,Rebecca Caudill,Madeleine L'Engle,Miriam LeBlanc

  • ISBN: 0874869242
  • Category: Christian Books
  • Author: Henry Van Dyke,Pearl S. Buck,Beatrice Joy Chute,Ruth Sawyer,Elizabeth Goudge,Selma Lagerlöf,Rebecca Caudill,Madeleine L'Engle,Miriam LeBlanc
  • Subcategory: Christian Living
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Plough Publishing House (October 1, 2014)
  • Pages: 339 pages
  • FB2 size: 1833 kb
  • EPUB size: 1918 kb
  • Rating: 4.9
  • Votes: 638
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Both young and old will enjoy these four tales and they would lift the spirits of anyone stuck in the hospital over the holidays

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. For readers who are tired of Christmas commercialism, or who feel that Santa Claus and reindeer don’t tell the whole story. Both young and old will enjoy these four tales and they would lift the spirits of anyone stuck in the hospital over the holidays. Pearl Buck's "Christmas Day in the Morning" is a sentimental, yet beautiful tale that would have a special appeal for anyone who has worked on a dairy farm.

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Home for christmas for Young and Old,,Stories Pearl Buck, Rebecca Caudill, Ruth Sawyer, Elizabeth Goudge, Selma Lagerlf, Henry van Dyke, and others Home for Christmas, Home for Christmas Stories for Young and Old, Compiled by Miriam LeBlanc Illustrated by David G. Klein the plough publishing house Published by The Plough Publishing House Walden, New York Robertsbridge, England Elsmore, Australia ww. lough.

Home for Christmas is a thick book packed with lovely stories.

Selected for their literary quality and their spiritual integrity, they will resonate with readers of all ages, year after year. With twenty woodcuts by David G. Klein. Home for Christmas is a thick book packed with lovely stories.

Home for Christmas book. The collection subtitled, "Stories for Young and Old" is an apt description.

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Home for Christmas: Stories for Young and Old, by Pearl Buck, Rebecca Caudill, Ruth Sawyer, Elizabeth Goudge, Selma Lagerlöf, Henry van Dyke, and others (book). Charles Moore (book). A Joyful Pilgrimage: My Life in Community, by Emmy Arnold (book). No Lasting Home: A Year in the Paraguayan Wilderness, by Emmy Barth (book). No One Can Stem the Tide: Selected Poems 1931 – 1991, by Jane Tyson Clement (book)

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There are some standard-bearers here, including Henry van Dyke's enduring yarn "The Other Wise Man" and Pearl S. Buck's gentle and touching story "Christmas Day in the Morning

There are some standard-bearers here, including Henry van Dyke's enduring yarn "The Other Wise Man" and Pearl S. Buck's gentle and touching story "Christmas Day in the Morning. Some contributions are deeply theological (Madeleine L'Engle's "Transfiguration") while others offer the dark, discerning cadences of a timeless fable (Selma Lagerlof's "The Christmas Rose"). The collection has an international flavor, with stories set in Cuba, Germany, Siberia, Palestine, Denmark and Spain, as well as in Vermont and New York City.

Home Pearl S. Buck. Pearl S. Buck’s timeless masterpiece, the Pulitzer Prize–winning story of a farmer’s journey through China in the 1920s. buck series: House of Earth. The Good Earth is Buck’s classic story of Wang Lung, a Chinese peasant farmer, and his wife, O-lan, a former slave. Rob wants to get his father something special for Christmas this year-something that shows how much he really loves him. But it's Christmas Eve, and he doesn't have much money to spend

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For readers who are tired of Christmas commercialism, or who feel that Santa Claus and reindeer don’t tell the whole story, these classic gems provide a winning alternative. Selected for their insightfulness, spiritual value, and literary quality (nothing moralistic here) they project the spirit of the season in a fresh, compelling manner that will resonate with readers of all ages – from children too young to read to themselves, to parents and grandparents who enjoy reading stories aloud.Home for Christmas includes time-tested favorites by some of the world’s most beloved children’s authors – Pearl Buck, Selma Lagerlöf, Henry van Dyke, Madeleine L’Engle, Elizabeth Goudge, Rebecca Caudill, and Ruth Sawyer – as well as little-known European stories appearing in English for the first time.
Reviews about Home for Christmas: Stories for Young and Old (7):
Agarus
This Christmas season I spent time reading this excellent collection of readable, intriguing Christmas stories. All tell of the promise of the season: Goodness, giving, even each a story of a miracle of a kind. The collection subtitled, "Stories for Young and Old" is an apt description of the 332 page paperback compiled by Miriam LeBlanc, illustrated by David G. Klein and published by Orbis Books, Maryknoll, New York.

This book has the seal of approval of this reader, and here I quote from the note at the book's beginning written by Emmy Arnold. I think this is the right seal of approval in our contemporary America:

"Even though Christmas is exploited for profit, even though its meaning is often corrupted, it is still the time of year that we feel the impulse to think of others. It is still the seasson of anticipation and joy. The brightness and fragrance of a Christmas tree under which gifts are laid--here is light and warmth; here is life and love."

Christmas for me this year was marked by the reading of this title, as one of three I used for my devotion. The others: "Run, Shepherds, Run: Poems for Advent and Christmas," by L. William Countryman; "Watch for the Light: Readings for Advent and Christmas". "Home for Christmas" was my pick as a companion to these two books "...for those who wish to follow the readings sequentially, on a daily basis..." I just kept going at the book of stories, and did not read them sequentially, but on a daily basis. Some of the authors are Pearl Buck, Rebecca Candill, Ruth Sawyer, Elizabeth Groudge, Selma Lagerlof, Henry van Dyke. That from the book's cover.

There are a lot of stories in this book, and I say "goodie" to that for it made excellent seasonal reading, which for some who want to or need to tell a Christmas story will find this an excellent source. Among many, I liked, "The Riders of St. Nicholas" was a good western story. "The day dawned still and clear, with th winternight chill of the high country lingering in the air..." Nice beginning. It is like the others a crisp story in that these bring the specialness and gift of Christmas to the reader, keeping the reader in mind of the season's spirit.

Some may say, these are too sappy. Like "The Chess Player by Ger Koopman that tells of an old man estranged from his daughter and grandson. But since this is the magical season of goodness, peace, and goodwill, the theme of reconciliation between them rings true. So five stars to it, for this is another of the family stories that ring a gifted sound. Not sappy!

I kept going in my reading, finishing the book before the 12 days of Christmas were over. Today is December 28, 2006, and I still feel the remarkable story of God and specialness from "The Christmas Rose" by Selma Lagerlof. It goes at the very beginning of the story: "Robber Mother, who lived in Robbers' Cave in Goinge Forest went down to the village one day on a begging tour." Yes, Christmas is for the estranged, the marginalized, the poor, the old and the holy. For there are miracles and promises--even unusual beauty. This story tells of an Abbot's visit to a garden in the forest. For me, it was almost a tale like a myth. I liked the magical nature of the forest garden.

I have left out telling you, reader, of many other good stories including the visit of the Kings who deliver gifts, and the empty cup of a little boy who fills the life of a distraught woman who lost a child.

Here is one that I will tell you about, and then enough recounting the contents. "The Other Wise Man," by Henry van Dyke. I quote from the beginning: "You know the story of the Three Wise Men of the East, and how they traveled from far away to offer their gifts at the manger-cradle in Bethlehem. But have you ever heard the story of the Other Wise Man, who also saw the star in its rising, and set out to follow it, yet did not arrive with his brethren in the presence of the young child Jesus?"

What I think this book can become for readers is a memorable book of good stories, "...for Young and Old...", a generous selection of Christmas stories you will like to read and remember. Thank God for Christmas, and especially thank goodness for good books that warm the heart and remind us of the spirit of the season: "Home for Christmas: Stories for Young and Old."

--Peter Menkin, Christmas
Bloodhammer
Most Christmas stories are sentimental. On a "sentimentality scale" of 1 to 10, I would rate this collection of 20 stories a 7; but, a magnificient seven.

My introduction to this collection was by way of the Bruderhof website, that included "No Room in the Inn" by Katherine Paterson. A very well-written short story that tells the message of Christmas with a New England directness and with dry humor that bites. It remains my favorite in the compilation.

The collection includes a few old classics such as "The Christmas Rose" and "The Other Wise Man".

Four of the stories are written in a humorous style that sound better when read aloud for an audience. They include "Riders of St. Nicholas", about three cowboys left on the ranch to fill some idle time; "The Vexation of Barney Hatch", like a tale from O'Henry; "The Carpenter's Christmas", cussing and hammering as a devotional prayer; and "Willibald's Trip to Heaven", a Tyrolean tale of a creche maker who fights with St. Peter. Both young and old will enjoy these four tales and they would lift the spirits of anyone stuck in the hospital over the holidays.

Pearl Buck's "Christmas Day in the Morning" is a sentimental, yet beautiful tale that would have a special appeal for anyone who has worked on a dairy farm.

A common thread of kindness links each of these stories. An added bonus are the woodcut illustrations by David Klein that accompany each story. What an appropriate Christmas gift! I'll buy a few copies of Home for Christmas to give as gifts for next year.
Aurizar
For someone who is NOT a Catholic this was a disappointment. The stories are based after that denomination. However there is some value in the book and did give my children exposure to how Christas is viewed by people in other countries.
Vikus
I purchased this book to share with my grandchildren next Christmas. It's a lovely collection of stories by authors from the past, who knew how to blend rich language into meaningful and memorable stories. Unfortunately, we have few contemporary authors of children's and young teens' books, who know how to inspire our kids through richly told stories to hone their characters for good. One notable exception is L. M. Elliott. Of course there are others, but one must really search to find them.
Samowar
Contains classic Christmas stories I have not seen compiled in one place. Also has several stories I have not heard before that fit as classics.
Nto
Every Advent I read every one of these stories. The collection is pitch perfect, the stories become old friends that come around once a year, and the original woodcuts by David Klein are lovely. I couldn't even name a favorite among the stories..each year it is a different one. Thank you Plough Publishing for this labor of love. Those who understand what Christmas is really about ought to befriend this book...and those who wish too, need it.
Yla
This is a great anthology including one of my favorite stories "The Other Wise Man" by Van Dyck. A perfect gift for all ages.
good

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