The Paper Bag Christmas
Author: Kevin Alan Milne
Publisher: Center Street
The Paper Bag Christmas tells the story of Molar and Aaron, two young boys whose lives are changed one fateful Christmas. Molar and Aaron meet a mall Santa Clause that sets the boys on a course of discovery of the true meaning of Christmas, with an intriguing promise of “a gift you never wanted for Christmas.” The mall Santa Clause is really Dr. Christopher K. Ringle, who recruits the boys to spread holiday cheer to the children being treated at a hospital.
Two such children that Molar and Aaron meet are Mandhu and Katrina. Mandhu is a bright and funny child who leads life with positivity and curiosity. Through all that Mandhu faces, you see his courage and heart for others. Katrina is a child who isn’t so positive and who struggles to connect with others. These four children unbeknownst to themselves are set on a journey that impacts each other and those around them.
I can honest report that this story made an incredible effect on me. I laughed and cried over these endearing characters. Kevin Alan Milne has created a cast of characters that are unforgettable. I have definitely made this book a permanent part of my library and one story I will read each Christmas.
I would recommend that you read this book this Christmas! This story will not only touch your heart, it will also highlight the true meaning of the season!
Note: I have received a copy of this book from Hachette Books in exchange for an honest review.