A story that helps us see the unique goodness in each person.
Every town has its secrets. When it becomes known that Mr. Nicholas, the eccentric owner of the local hardware store, is somehow involved with reindeer, toys, and children, the town becomes more and more suspicious that this man is more than just a clerk on Main Street.
JB, a clever, open ten-year-old boy with Down syndrome, is able to figure out the secret from the first time Mr. Nicholas gives him a chocolate deer wrapped in gold foil.
JB’s father and mother, both cynical and on the brink of divorce, follow the adventures of JB as he flies on the back of a reindeer, feeds Mister Rogers’s fish, and defines what can be forgotten by those who are too busy to remember the magic of Christmas, cuckoo-clocks, and love.
About The Author
Christopher de Vinck is a husband, father, grandfather, novelist, essayist, and poet—earned a doctorate degree from Columbia University, was a public school teacher and administrator for 40 years, and writes every day in the former sun porch, now lined with books and converted into a small room that enjoys a southern exposure.
This is a very quick read, but with a lot of heart, and it takes a little boy and an older man to show the true meaning of Christmas.
The magic of Christmas comes alive with the author's words, and we are gifted with a heartwarming story that will have you page turning for answers.
From Mr. Roger's Neighborhood to a clock with bellows to eight tiny reindeer, you will find yourself pulled into this sweet read.
One you won't want to miss!
I received this book through Net Galley and the Publisher Paraclete Press, and was not required to give a positive review.