An Invisible Thread Christmas Story: From the #1 New York Times bestselling authors of An Invisible Thread comes the true, heartfelt, and extraordinary story of how one woman’s decision to help a boy on the street changed both of their lives forever.
An Invisible Thread Christmas Story:
From the #1 New York Times bestselling authors of An Invisible Thread comes the true, heartfelt, and extraordinary story of how one woman’s decision to help a boy on the street changed both of their lives forever.
New York Times bestselling author Laura Schroff tells the remarkable story of her lifelong friendship with a boy named Maurice who she met on the street while he was asking for change in her book, An Invisible Thread.
Now, in this sweet picture book, Laura retells the first Christmas that she and Maurice spent together. She shares how Maurice gave her a small white bear and, as she later learns, the only thing he had that he could truly call his own—to show her how grateful he was for their friendship. This heartwarming tale captures the true meaning of the holidays and will be one you’ll want to share with your family year after year as a reminder that a gift from the heart is always the best present under the tree.
About the Author:
Laura Schroff is a former advertising sales executive who worked for over thirty years with several major media companies and publications, including Time Inc. and People. Her book, An Invisible Thread, became an instant New York Times bestselling book and later was a #1 New York Times and international bestseller. As a keynote speaker at over 300 events for schools, charity organizations, libraries, and bookstores, Laura encourages her audience to look for their own invisible thread connections and highlights the importance of opening up their eyes and hearts to the opportunities where they can make a difference in the lives of others. She lives in Westchester, New York, with her feisty poodle, Emma. Visit her website to learn more.
A Few Reviews:
“Based on Schroff’s best-selling book, An Invisible Thread: The True Story of an 11-Year-Old Panhandler, a Busy Sales Executive, and an Unlikely Meeting with Destiny (Howard Bks, 2011), this picture book encapsulates the friendship that grew between a young working woman and a hungry boy on the streets of New York City. The boy, Maurice, narrates the tale of their meeting, sharing Monday night meals together, and eventually spending Christmas together—the first “real” Christmas Maurice ever had. The story never tries to hide the fact that it is message-driven, and everything is cheery and wonderful. Root’s illustrations aptly convey the action as the tale unfolds. Inspiring notes from both the real-life Laura and the now-grown Maurice follow the uplifting account. A further bonus is included in the form of a guide for parents on teaching their children to perform acts of kindness.” —Linda Israelson, Los Angeles Public Library
“A beautiful story that goes well beyond Christmas. Buy it to share with your kids…and read it every year alongside the Polar express.” -Amazon Reviewer Bill L.