Next Chapter Press released 60,000 copies of Cole Family Christmas, a true, tender, and wholly unforgettable tale of a coal miner’s family that has been passed down from generation to generation. There are 9 sweet chapters in this family story book. The stories feature the family of nine children in the Cole Family. The nine children are granted to choose the gift they would want most out of the Sears, Roebuck and Company catalogue. It is a special treat, because the
Cole family isn't money weathy.
The story takes place in Benham, Kentucky, a small, company town where most families made their living by mining.
The book was written by Jennifer Liu Bryan and Hazel Cole Kendle, a grandmother/granddaughter team who documented a true family story passed down for generations about Hazel’s coal mining family and an unforgettable Christmas experience in the 1920s. At 88-years-old, this is Hazel’s first children’s book, which started off as a family project until the publisher recognized her story as a valuable lesson for American families and ordered 60,000 copies for this first release!
I think this is a great book for family reading, and/or encouraging your child to read to you. I think the stories are valuable and provide teachable moments. I really think this was a great book published for all families, and people of all ages can read about how the most precious gifts are those from the heart.
Release Date: September 2008 You can purchase your copy here. It would make a great Christmas gift.