Best Holiday Book Ever
During the holiday season, which books draw you in for a second, third, or maybe a yearly read?
I want to share one that remains on my heart since high school.
My author friend, Lauraine Selling, wrote The Lonely Donkey, a lovely children’s story when we were in high school. It follows the journey of the donkey that carries Mary toward Bethlehem.
Lauraine made colored pencil drawings and created a wood-burned cover with leather hinges.
As it turned out she only made two copies, both of which she gave away. Several years ago when I was getting out my holidays decorations, I made a decision to give my copy back to Lauraine. I found a piece of velvet to wrap it in and mailed it away. I hated to give it up but I reasoned she needed a copy to commemorate her early writing.
I received the most grateful note from Lauraine about the book. She’d forgotten about it, but was excited to have a copy. That made it my best holiday book ever.
What holiday books do you value? Do any have a special significance in your life?