The Christmas Cradle
|by Meadow Rue Merrill|
|Lantern Hill Farm series|
| Retail: $9.99|
Size: 9 x 9 inches
Binding: Hardcover picture book, ages 4
Pub Date: September 2018
Item Number: 627887
Categories: ; Devotionals
The Christmas Cradle picture book by Meadow Rue Merrill is an engaging illustrated book for children four to seven years old.
Every Christmas Eve, Aunt Jenny and Uncle Gerry hold a huge Christmas party at their home, Lantern Hill Farm. Molly gets to help get ready for the party. Disaster strikes when the furnace breaks, and the party has to move from the farmhouse to the barn. With help from cousins Jacob and Sammy and neighbor Rosa, the children clean up the barn and decorate cookies, while discovering the story of the Christmas cradle. This is a family tradition in which Aunt Jenny encourages the children to give gifts to Jesus by welcoming him in, sharing the good news with others, and spreading his love through service to others.
Meadow Rue Merrill is an award-winning journalist with two decades of
published writing experience. She recently published a memoir about
her family called Redeeming Ruth (Hendrickson Publishers, 2017). She
also regularly contributed to “Motherlode,” a popular column of the New
York Times. She began reporting for the Times Record, a daily newspaper
in Brunswick, Maine, and spent the following eight years corresponding
for the Boston Globe. Most recently she has written for Harvard University.
She has regular columns with the Portland Press Herald, Maine’s largest
newspaper, and Down East magazine.