One Hundred Shining Candles (Hardcover)
Tundra Books (NY), 9780887768897, 32pp.
Publication Date: October 28, 2008
Ten-year-old Lucy is a pioneer girl in the Upper Canada of 1800. Her imagination fired by the schoolmaster's stories of Christmas memories, Lucy sets about making a special Yuletide gift something her frail mother will be able to remember and cherish forever. But even with the unwelcome help of her little brother, Dan, making one hundred handmade candles to light on Christmas night is a daunting task. Limited supplies and resources make the job that much harder, but in the end it is Lucy's own bossiness that nearly causes a disaster. Deeply disappointed in herself, Lucy accepts the sacrifice Dan offers to make, and together the children manage to create the most wonderful of all Christmases.
One Hundred Shining Candles, written by one of Canada's best writers for children, shows readers of all ages the true joy of giving from the heart. Delicate illustrations throughout perfectly depict this gentle story set against harsh times.
About the Author
Tundra s LINDSAY GRATER is an illustrator and artist who has worked on a wide variety of projects. These include illustrations for many picture books, four of which she wrote, and artwork for magazines and packaging. She also enjoys making her own prints and paintings and lives in a converted rural schoolhouse near Mount Forest, Ontario."
Praise For One Hundred Shining Candles…
“. . . a heartwarming Christmas story. . . . [T]he gentle full-color illustrations . . . are as attractive as the . . . text.”
— Kirkus Reviews