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The Christmas Stick

Written by Tim J Myers & illustrated by Necdet Yilmaz
Published by Paraclete Press
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One Christmas Eve in a far kingdom, the royal family gathered to open presents―which mainly meant watching the prince open his… So begins a children’s story about taking, but also giving―about stubbornness, but also a change of heart. The spoiled prince doesn’t realize that he’s actually bored with all the magnificent gifts he’s given. And he carries a deeper sadness, one that would stay locked away, a secret even from him, if his wise grandmother hadn’t understood that what he really needed was…a stick. It was sturdy, and as long as he was tall. But it was just a stick. And yet this simple gift opens the prince to precious things. This children’s picture book explores the power of imagination, the pleasure of doing, and eventually, the heart-soothing, joy-inducing warmth of not only being loved―but loving.

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Who Wrote The Christmas Stick

Tim J Myers
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Tim J. Myers is a writer, songwriter, storyteller, and senior lecturer at Santa Clara University. His children’s books have won recognition from the New York Times, NPR, and the Smithsonian; he has 15 out and more on the way. He’s published over 140 poems, won a first prize in a poetry contest judged by John Updike, has four books of adult poetry out, published a nonfiction book on fatherhood, and won a major prize in science fiction. He won the West Coast Songwriters Saratoga Chapter Song of the Year and the 2012 SCBWI Magazine Merit Award for Fiction.

Tim can whistle and hum at the same time, though he hasn’t won any awards for that–yet.

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Who Illustrated The Christmas Stick

Necdet Yilmaz

<b>Necdet Yilmaz </b>was born and raised in Istanbul, where he attended Marmara University School of Fine Arts and Design. He has illustrated dozens of books for children and lives in New York.

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Publication Date:
November 1, 2014
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