The Legend of the Candy Cane: The Inspirational Story of Our Favorite Christmas Candy

The Legend of the Candy Cane: The Inspirational Story of Our Favorite Christmas Candy

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Overview

Introduce little ones to a beloved story in The Legend of the Candy Cane board book edition. Adapted from the picture book illustrated by New York Times bestselling artist Richard Cowdrey, the youngest child can now discover an inspiring story of hope that reveals the Christian symbolism of a favorite Christmas candy – the candy cane.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780310746720
Publisher: Zonderkidz
Publication date: 10/07/2014
Pages: 30
Sales rank: 649,811
Product dimensions: 7.10(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 4 - 7 Years

About the Author

Lori Walburg is a freelance editor, a writer for the NIr V Kid's Devotional Bible, and the author of The Legend of the Easter Egg. She lives with her family in Grand Rapids, Michigan.


Richard Cowdrey’s favorite things to draw and paint are the things that reflect the awesomeness of God and His creation. From vast landscapes to the littlest bug on a leaf, Richard marvels at the beauty in the details. Richard's bestselling children's books include Legend of the Candy Cane, Bad Dog, Marley and A Very Marley Christmas.

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The Legend of the Candy Cane


By Lori Walburg

Zondervan Publishing Company

Copyright © 1997 Lori Walburg
All right reserved.

ISBN: 0310212472


Chapter One

One rainy night, a man rode his horse up to the door of an empty store. He stopped his horse and smiled. "This will do just fine," he said.

The man worked hard to fix up the old store, "Pam! Pam! Pam!" went his hammer. "Snish! Snish! Snish!" went his saw.

The people in town did not know who the man was. Nobody knew what he was building. The grown-ups just watched ... and waited. The children just wondered ... and wished!

One day a little girl named Lucy knocked on the door of the mysterious store.

"Hello," she said. "My name is Lucy. Do you need some help?"

"Can you unpack boxes?" the man asked.

"Yes, I can do that," answered Lucy.

She came in and saw dozens of boxes, barrels, and crates.

Lucy opened the first box. She picked up something wrapped in paper. It was round and heavy. She almost dropped it!

When she unwrapped the paper, she saw a glass jar.

Lucy unpacked another glass jar. Then another ... and another. Fat jars, tall jars, thin jars, round jars.

"Now what shall we put inside the jars?" the man finally asked.

Lucy wished a secret wish! She did not tell what it was. She waited to see what the man would say.

Then he took the top off a big box. Inside it, Lucy saw lollipops, chewing gum balls, peppermint sticks, taffy and her favorite candy-gumdrops!

Lucy's secret wish had come true.

The man laughed when he saw Lucy's eyes light up.

"Welcome to John Sonneman's Candy Store," he said. "And now, Miss Lucy, we must fill all these jars with treats."

So they worked and worked until all the jars were full of colorful candy.

In the very last crate, Lucy saw a candy she had never seen before.



Continues...


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Legend of the Candy Cane 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
KAMc More than 1 year ago
This is a great book for connecting the true meaning of Christmas with a popular Christmas treat. It opens up an opportunity to discuss what Christmas means to them and their family.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Heartwarming and dear, The Legend of the Candy Cane animation will be the next family Christmas classic. The memorable music alone from new artist,Carol Zimmerman, makes this a standout film. Add the professional voices of Florence Henderson, Tom Bosley, Malcom Jamal Warner, Ossie Davis and the voice of Disney's Beauty and the Beast charcte, Belle, Paige O-Hara - the memories are just waiting to happen.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is absolutely beautiful. My entire family enjoyed it. It brings to heart what Christmas is really about. I would highly recommend this book to everyone of all ages.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought this book as a Christmas gift for my fourth grade Religious Education class. It is beautifully illustrated and tells the story of Jesus in a way that gets the children truly excited. It is sure to become a classic and I know it has started a tradition in our home!
TaraThompson on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Kids will love the quaint, simple story of how a man and a littlegirl brought the joy of christmas to those around them by somethingas simple as a piece of candy.(10+)
allawishus on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This was an explicityly religious Christmas story about a town that gets a new candy store (that's kind of incongrous, ha ha). The owner of the candy story tells a little girl about the origin of the candy cane. They then deliver candy canes to all the townspeople and invite them to the grand opening of the store.I'm not sure I'm happy with the idea that the red stripe in a candy cane represents Jesus' blood, but whatever! That definitely has more to do with the idea of eating dried blood than anything else. This would probably make a nice Christmas story at a Sunday school or in a Christian school setting. I did really like the illustrations, which are sort of Norman Rockwell-esque at times. There's a nice one of the little girl opening a giant box filled with lots of different types of candy that I drooled over. It's sort of odd, but it almost looks like the cover illustration was done by a different artist altogether. Weird.
sbigger on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This fiction story tells the legend of the Candy Cane and tries to remind a town of the real meaning of Christmas. A small town gets a new storekeeper. Each member of the town is wishing for a certain type of store, but the children wish the hardest. The store turns out to be a candy store. A little girl goes to help the candy man with setting up his store and is taught the message of the Candy Cane, which they then go and share with all in the town. This brings happiness and joy to the town just in time for Christmas. The books is a very easy read-out loud book. The best part are the illustrations, which are paintings. Each image conveys the story. Most have people in them and the illustrator made the expressions exaggerated to help push the emotions that the characters would be feeling at the moment. This book has a throughly Christian message, so it may not be a good book to read out loud in a class. However, if a teacher is doing a unit on different holidays and their symbols, this would be a good book to use. It also helps to remind those of us who are Christians, the real meaning of Christmas that tends to get lost in the all wrappings and bows. Recommended for ages 4 and up.
sagrundman on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This fiction story tells the legend of the Candy Cane and tries to remind a town of the real meaning of Christmas. A small town gets a new storekeeper. Each member of the town is wishing for a certain type of store, but the children wish the hardest. The store turns out to be a candy store. A little girl goes to help the candy man with setting up his store and is taught the message of the Candy Cane, which they then go and share with all in the town. This brings happiness and joy to the town just in time for Christmas. The books is a very easy read-out loud book. The best part are the illustrations, which are paintings. Each image conveys the story. Most have people in them and the illustrator made the expressions exaggerated to help push the emotions that the characters would be feeling at the moment. This book has a throughly Christian message, so it may not be a good book to read out loud in a class. However, if a teacher is doing a unit on different holidays and their symbols, this would be a good book to use. It also helps to remind those of us who are Christians, the real meaning of Christmas that tends to get lost in the all wrappings and bows. Recommended for ages 4 and up.
taterzngravy on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This Christmas story is a story within a story. The story has charm and I would even say magic, the type of which Chrristmas is made. The illustrations evoke the time period in which it is set, the late 1800s.
HPedersen More than 1 year ago
I adored this book! The story line, and colorful illustrations are perfect for young readers.  It would make an excellent tradition to read each year with your children!
ilovemy5kids More than 1 year ago
This is one of those books that you will want to pull out every December. In fact, I have a box of Christmas books that I can't wait to pass down to my future grandchildren and this book will be in that fold. The graphics are just beautiful artwork for kids to look at. I remember being a child just looking at the photos in books. Most of the time I fell in love with the artwork as much as the story. The story takes you to a warm candy shop and makes you feel like you are there listening in to other people's conversation. I love how the story is revealed about the candy cane. Of course it would just be crazy not to have candy canes as you actually read the story. I love the measurements of this particular book. It is great for little hands. Sometimes bigger children's books just are too bulky. This is a board book which makes it even more special for me for some reason. This book would be an awesome gift for any family that celebrates the Christmas season with a pack of candy canes. Blessings to you! You are loved! Note: I may have been sent complimentary copy for review purposes only. This review has not been monetarily compensated. The review was my honest opinion and views and not influenced by the sponsor in any way.
lucysassy More than 1 year ago
I bought two of these books for grandsons for Christmas. The oldest, 10 loves it.

The younger ones, 3 and 4, were frightened by the mention of the crucifixion--body and blood of Christ aspect. I should have paid more attention to that before reading it to them.

Overall though, this is a keeper. Just make sure your children are old enough to process this.