Contents of blog copyright Book Dragon's Lair 2009-2023
I've been gone a while. I started reading fanfiction to escape and I got sucked in an abyss.

I have no idea if someone else is hosting similar challenges. I just grabbed some of what I have hosted before.

Here's to a happy year of great reading
Jan2023: Not much has changed. Writing a fanfiction now O_o as well as reading but I bought 7 new books in December and hope to get those read soon. Crossing fingers about adding challenges (late!)

Friday, January 16, 2009

Lost for Christmas

Lost for Christmas
Ted & Shirlene Hindmarch

Cedar Fort/Horizon Publishers
54 Pages

This is similar to Home Alone in that a family traveling in a motorhome miscounts after a stop and leaves one of the kids behind.

Duncan, 8 years old, is the youngest child in a family of seven. Dad works and Mom takes care of the family & home. One Christmas the family decides to drive to an Aunt's home for the holiday and the Dad's boss offers them the use of his motorhome.

At the first stop for gas and a treat of store-bought goodies, Duncan decides he has to "go real bad". He truly does but gets distracted by the paper towel dispenser and when he walks out to the gas pumps he finds the motorhome driving away.

Now, you ask, how could they have missed him? Duncan sleeps with a very large bear and took the back bed so when the child who counted saw a pile on the bed and the bear's ear, she counted him as there!

There is some comical situations, some prayer but not preaching, a miracle in a relationship and a happy ending.

Cute, quick read, small enough to fit in some of the larger card envelopes and get mailed with your Christmas cards.

My book is 5x7.


Anonymous said...

I love books like this! Makes me so sorry by kids are growing up!

Hamlette (Rachel) said...

Sounds very cute!


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