Sunday, November 4, 2007

The Legend of the Candy Cane

The Legend of the Candy Cane
Lori Walburg
Grand Rapids, MI
ISBN 978-0-310-21247-8, $15.99, 1997.
Reviewed for Reader Views, 11/07.

There is excitement in the air! A new store will be opening! The anticipation is almost too much for young Lucy. Everyone thinks they know what type of store it will be. Lucy is a very curious girl. She has been watching the store be created by its new owner. She is very excited when she gets asked if she would like to help him. What does that strange word "Confections" mean when it is stamped on the outside of a wooden crate.

John Sonnemann is a candy man. He has decided to open his candy store on a very special night, Christmas Eve. John does more than just sell candy, he explains the story of why candy canes are being made and a symbol of Christmas. They have a definite reason why a cane is shaped like a J.

With very beautiful pictures, this sweet and heartwarming story unfolds. Every candy cane you see during the season of Christmas should remind you of Jesus Christ's reason for coming to Earth. Remember Jesus when it comes to Christmas, He truly is the reason for the season.