My Favourite Childhood Christmas Book

Every Christmas, for as long as I can remember my heart has been touched by  The Wonderful Window by Beth Vardon,  illustrated by Charlot Byj.    I believe it was written in the 50's and I would likely have received it for Christmas sometime in the 60's.  It's no longer in print so I hope I'm not violating any copyright laws by sharing it with you.













  




As soon as the patchwork was tacked into place
The angel came in with a smile on his face.
And both he and Katie got down on their knees,
Praying: Lord, could you spare one small miracle -- please?
That night, all the people who happened to pass  Saw a wonderful window of glistening glass!
And the light from the candles was shining inside  On the angel and Katie -- both beaming with pride.
(Just take a look now, while the happy choir sings...You'll see -- even Katie --- has almost got wings!)

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  1. Absolutely adorable illustrations! I read the whole book and fell in love with that Katie. Thanks so much for sharing this special book from your childhood. How interesting that it is spiral bound?

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    1. So much to love about it, I'm glad you liked it too Lilly. It's funny how so many things that were considered naughty in a young girl then are considered admirable now. "She beat all the boys in the track meet in June!" The cheek! The spiral is definiltey unusual. It was a pop up book, on three or four pages, but the pieces fell out long ago.

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  2. Brings back great memories of my Grand-ma, she had the book at her house and I used to love to sit on her lap and have her to read it to me. She would read it in the middle of the summer if I asked her to. Really love this sweet little book. Thank you so much for sharing

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    1. So happy to bring back your fond memories. Thank you for commenting. :)

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