The Secret Gift

by Ann Marie Grace



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 12/24/2013

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 18
ISBN : 9781480804128
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 18
ISBN : 9781480804111

About the Book

At Christmas time, Steven—who is already dealing with a new home and school—sees only two presents for him under his grandmother’s Christmas tree. When he finally opens the gifts on Christmas morning, he is disappointed. Inside the boxes are only paper and a box of crayons. Unhappy, Steven runs to his bedroom. Even so, he feels bad for his grandmother and decides to draw her a picture for Christmas. But when the picture comes alive before his eyes, Steven can hardly believe his luck.

Now he can use the crayons to draw and transport himself into any adventure he can imagine! Steven first draws food, and then toys, and finally a land made of candy. As Steven creates one adventure after the other, he rides in a hot air balloon, becomes king of a village, and hikes in a jungle. Whenever he puts his crayons away, he returns back to his bed—safe and sound. But one night when Steven arrives home after yet another adventure, he sees a strange, orange light under his door. What could it be?

In this children’s tale, a little boy learns that people are more valuable than things when he uses his simple Christmas gifts for good.

About the Author

Ann Marie Grace has been a member of the East Texas Writers Guild and has won a Golden Poet Award; she also holds an MA in psychology and a BA in business. She has two adult children and three grandchildren and currently lives in Texas, where she is writing a series of books for children with learning disabilities.