Review: An Invisible Thread Christmas Story

Posted on December 1, 2015

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invisible-thread-christmas-storyAn Invisible Thread Christmas Story
By Laura Schroff and Alex Tresniowski
Illustrated by Barry Root
Little Simon
September 2015
32 pages

An Invisible Thread Christmas Story is the picture book version of Laura Schroff’s bestselling memoir, An Invisible Thread: The True Story of an 11-Year Old Panhandler, a Busy Sales Executive, and an Unlikely Meeting with Destiny. As the title alludes to, this is the true story of an unlikely friendship between Laura, a young professional woman, and Maurice, a hungry little boy, that began one day on a busy New York street. In this version, narrated from Maurice’s point-of-view, he not only tells the story of his first Christmas with Laura but he also shares with readers his true feelings about their friendship when he was a young child. Kindness and generosity are appropriate holiday themes and reading about the joy Maurice felt sharing Christmas with Laura’s family shows readers how the invisible thread of kindness can change people’s lives, without being heavy-handed or preachy. Root’s city life and Christmas scenes in rich, colorful pencil and watercolor are reminiscent of classic Christmas stories. An Invisible Thread Christmas Story is the perfect story to invite a heart-warming feeling into your holiday season.

Copyright (c) 2015 by Peggy Tibbetts

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