Okay, I have to admit that author Beckham had me there for a minute. In his brief introduction to “The Lost Christmas Gift,” he says that he’s known Emerson Johansson for years, which starts this delightful story off on just the right note. From there, we’re treated to a book-within-a-book and side-by-side, across the years comments about a special day shared and the incredible things that happened.
I’m not going to give you one more hint here, except to say that if you’re not a believer in holiday enchantment now, you will be when you’re done reading this tale.
This Christmas, start a brand-new tradition by reading this exquisitely illustrated, wonderfully told story together with your family. For you and for them, “The Lost Christmas Gift” is the perfect holiday find.
"The Lost Christmas Gift" by Andrew Beckham c.2012, Princeton Architectural Press $29.95 / $34.95 Canada 40 pages