Tuesday, June 24, 2014

More Book Love

I am linking up with Deanna Jump again for her Let's Talk About Books! Linky.

As I was sitting here thinking about which book to discuss this week, I realized just how many books there are that have a special place in my heart.  But there are a few that stand out above the others.  One of these books is one that I was introduced to while I was student teaching in third grade.

 It is called Christmas Tapestry and is by one of my favorite authors: Patricia Polacco.

This book warms my heart every time that I read it!  There is a leak in the church that ruins the wall and everyone is worried that the Christmas Eve service will be ruined.  But they find a beautiful tapestry to cover the wall.  The heartwarming part comes when an older Jewish woman recognizes the tapestry and this discovery leads to a Christmas miracle!

My mentor teacher handed me this book and asked me to read it aloud because we had a few minutes before we had to go to lunch.  Having never read the book before I was not prepared for the ending.  I got towards the end and realized what was happening and started crying as I was reading it.  I thought to myself, 'Oh goodness, these kids are going to think I am crazy!', but as I looked around the room I saw that the students all had tears in their eyes too.  Needless to say, we were a little late to lunch that day!  As soon as I got home from school that day and went online to order the book.  I also ordered it for my mom as a stocking stuffer and she loved it just as much as I did.  This is a book that will be read in my house for every Christmas to come!

What are some of your favorite books?

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