The Christmas Tin

The Christmas Tin

by Roderick J Robison


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Jesse Maclean is concerned that the commercialism of the holidays has distracted his daughter from the real reason why Christmas is celebrated. He determines to tell his daughter a Christmas story. One that conveys the true meaning of the holiday. And he knows just the story.

The year is 1968 and Jesse's father is serving a tour in Vietnam. Jesse and his mother are struggling to make ends meet. He gives little thought to the approaching holidays. That changes however, when he is befriended by Ardella Calder, an elderly customer on his paper route. During a visit, the woman shows Jesse her Chrstmas Tin. Inside it are gifts from her most memorable Christmases. As she tells Jesse the stories behind the gifts, he slowly comes around. But just when things are looking up, the Macleans receive a telegram with dire news about Jesse's father.

It is during this time that Ardella tells Jesse a final story, a poignant, war time holiday story. A story to guide Jesse through his grief and show him that sometimes faith and hope can bring light to even the darkest of places.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781479271498
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 11/28/2012
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.34(d)

About the Author

Roderick J. Robison writes for both the adult and children's market. His stories and nonfiction articles have been published in regional and national magazines, including three leading children's magazines: Highlights For Children, Cricket and Ladybug. The Christmas Tin is Mr. Robison's debut novel. He is also the author of ten children's books. Mr. Robison resides in Massachusetts with his wife and two children.

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