Zanna's Gift

Zanna's Gift

A Life in Christmases

Book - 2004 | First edition
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Baker & Taylor
Devastated by the loss of her brother just before Christmas, four-year-old artist Suzanna retains a painting she had intended to give him as a gift, a work considered by her descendants to be her finest in spite of her fame years later.

McMillan Palgrave
From the pen of a masterful storyteller comes a touching and inspirational story of love, loss, and the true meaning of Christmas that will take its place beside Richard Paul Evans' "Christmas Box Trilogy," as a timeless classic that will be passed from generation to generation.

When the Pullman family lost their eldest son Ernie to an unexpected illness just before Christmas, 1938, it was devastating to all of them, but especially to young Suzanna, their four-year-old daughter who shared a special bond with her big brother. A strangely gifted child, Zanna loved to draw, but Ernie was the only one who was able to see the pictures in the curious patterns she made. And he did not live to see her last gift, a Christmas painting she had made just for him.

This is the story of that gift, and how it inspired her and her whole family, generation to generation, to keep alive the spirit of imagination, hope, and love, for Christmases to come.
Zanna grew up to be a famous artist, but in the hearts of her children and grandchildren, her nieces and nephews, that first painting, the Gift, was truly her most important work. Christmas after Christmas, as the long decades pass up to the present day, Scott Richards allows us to share in the warmth of a family bound together by the transcendent miracle of love.

Zanna's life, told in Christmases, will inspire you to keep alive your own family traditions, to share those loving moments with your children and grandchildren for years to come.


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& Taylor

Devastated by the loss of her older brother, Ernie, just before Christmas in 1938, gifted four-year-old artist Suzanna retains a painting she had intended to give him as a Christmas gift, a work considered by her descendants to be her finest in spite of her fame years later. 50,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Forge, 2004
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780765312372
0765312379
Branch Call Number: CHR Richards, S 2004
Characteristics: 144 pages ; 20 cm

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