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  • Paperback Edition
    • 978-1-4602-5870-5
    • 8.5 x 8.5 inches
    • Standard Color interior
    • 164 pages
  • Hardcover Edition
    • 978-1-4602-5869-9
    • 8.5 x 8.5 inches
    • Standard Color interior
    • 164 pages
  • Keywords
    • Santa Claus,
    • Christmas Day,
    • Advent,
    • Children’s fiction,
    • Christmas holidays,
    • Christmas gifts,
    • Christmas shopping

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The Shining Star Collection
24 Christmas Advent Stories & Recipes
by Karen F. Skirten

This Advent Collection of 24 Stories and accompanying recipes is a warm and loving compilation designed to read to your children on each of the 24 nights before Christmas. The recipes represent some of the beloved Christmas traditions from the Author’s own family.

"Skirten writes from the heart and touches the soul. Thank you Karen, for getting this off your pen and sharing these stories with the world. They are a gift." David Horsager, The Trust Edge

A passionate advocate for literacy, Karen was intrigued by a social media suggestion of wrapping up 24 Christmas books and reading one to your child each night before Christmas. After reposting the idea she was thrilled to see some enthusiastic responses but also dismayed at some of the subsequent comments, "Good luck finding 24 children stories about Christmas" and "Nice if you can afford it." She decided to blog a story each day for 24 days herself, hoping the stories would inspire children, young and old, about the true meaning of Christmas, while learning some important life values. When readership of the site grew and readers started to ask, "When can I buy this book?" Karen decided to publish this heartfelt collection of stories with the hopes that it will become a cherished family tradition in every reader’s home.


Karen F. Skirten
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