The Very First Christmas Stocking and the Gifts of The Seven Coins is the first Christmas story ever written placing an entire shepherd family squarely into prominent roles in the telling of the nativity.
I have to say I was very conflicted by this children s story First I felt it was a little long for most young children It would have to be read in sections to keep their interest The illustrations are absolutely beautiful and would delight young children And I loved the concept of telling the story from the shepherd family s point of view and the value of the gifts for which the coins stood But, and this is a big BUT, this story is a mix of fact and fiction The facts are based on the Nativity story and the fiction is based on the secular part of Christmas I really had a problem with how the two were mixed I felt that this would be very confusing to young children especially i The Very First Christmas Stocking the Gifts of the 7 Coinsby Terry Paul LaFargueDog Ear Publishing You Are Auto ApprovedChristian, Children s FictionPub Date 23 Sep 2016 I am voluntarily reviewing a copy of The Very First Christmas stocking through the publisher and Netgalley Cerina is an angel who lives in the Heavens She has two angel children Gabriella and Gabriel who had an earthly adventure a long time ago, on the night of what was to be the very first Christmas.
On The Very First Christmas Eve a good Sheperds and his five children were gathered in the Meadow keeping watch over their flock.
Gabe and Gabriella were sent from the Heaven s to tell of Jesus es birth.
They were given seven coins a coin for forgiveness, Kindness, Love, Friendship, Truth, Integrity, Laughter, and Joy.
I give The Very First Christmas Stocking five out of five stars.
The Very First Christmas Stocking the Gifts of the 7 Coins by Terry Paul LaFargue The Very First Christmas Stocking the Gifts of the 7 Coins by Terry Paul LaFargue is a charming children s story that tells about the magic and meaning of Christmas I found it delightful and my favorite little boy enjoyed it and wanted me to read parts over and over again I gave it five stars Gabriel and Gabriella, two angels from heaven arrived at the home of a shepherd family They gave each member of the family a blank magic coin which would reveal a virtue written on their hearts when they were born Gifts from the heart are the best gifts that one can ever give and receive The family realized these were the perfect gift to take to the baby born on Christmas I recommend this story I liked this story about the shepherd family, the fun angels and the nativity The story of the angels coming to earth on a shooting star that crash lands in the middle of the shepherd family s herd of sheep is a fun and entertaining opening The shared trip to Bethlehem to see the newborn baby was cute The idea of the gift of the seven coins is wonderful I am definitely going to use this with my students in Sunday School Once they arrive, meet the Holy Family and present their gifts to the baby, they head home I like the idea of the magic of Christmas enabling them to learn new songs and have similar ideas The downfall for me was that I would have liked the story to end there I think it went on too long for young children When I read this to my own grandchildren, that is pr Thank you Netgalley for this copy in exchange for an honest review.
This is a charming and simply written version of the Nativity By focusing on the family and having angel children who can be a bit naughty joyriding on a shooting star and also go to school the author has made the story very accessible to today s children My 5 year old loves Bible stories and knows this one by heart so she enjoyed the alternative telling The illustrations are very sweet and totally suitable for this story My only criticism which had me wavering between 4 5 stars was I felt it was a little long, however my daughter who is the one that matters insisted on 5 stars A great story which will be a lovely bedtime story for Christmas, in fact we already have a reread booked in.
THE VERY FIRST CHRISTMAS STOCKING THE GIFTS OF THE SEVEN COINS, was a wonderful story along with amazing characters that truly moved me I loved the way the beginning started out with that touch of suspense that makes you ask, what s going on Then when the children wanted to know about the coins and how they were used, that part fascinated me And then how the stocking first came about was awesome I not only read this great little story, I devoured it From the first page all the way through to the last page I loved it A must read Å The Very First Christmas Stocking & the Gifts of the 7 Coins ó Quit halfway through wasn t really feeling it Might try again later.
Truly a magical read that pulls you in and keeps you there until the story ends I loved that it was in two parts and the illustrations are amazing.