The Forgotten Carols: A Christmas Miracle for Isaac and Eliza (Hardcover w/CD)(edit)
by Michael McLean, Brandon Dorman (Illustrator)
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Millions of people have been touched by the story and songs of The Forgotten Carols. Now, young children can discover The Forgotten Carols in an original story just for them. A Christmas Miracle for Isaac and Eliza is the heartwarming tale of two young siblings who have lost the magic of Christmas. Their family has fallen on hard times and, this year, Christmas isn't something to look forward to. That is, until an unusual sitter arrives on Christmas Eve with her magical ornaments. As each ornament is placed on the Christmas wreath, a visitor from the Nativity story miraculously appears and sings a song that testifies of Jesus Christ - the Savior of the world. The accompanying CD features the music of each "forgotten carol" introduced in this book as well as the thoughtful narration read by Michael McLean. Christ-centered homes are sure to appreciate adding the story of Isaac and Eliza to their children's Christmas book library.
- Size: 9x11
- Pages: 32
- Published: 2010
About the Authors
Michael McLean is known as a performer, composer, songwriter, producer, and director, with a list of accomplishments reflecting well in each of those areas. He has written music and lyrics for more than thirty albums and soundtracks and has authored five books, including the bestselling The Forgotten Carols and his latest project, Mission to Be Happy. Michael is the writer, producer, and director of Nora’s Christmas Gift starring Celeste Holm, and Mr. Krueger’s Christmas with Jimmy Stewart. Other well-known films include Our Heavenly Father’s Plan; Together Forever; What Is Real; and The Prodigal Son. Albums include his collection of hits, 25; and the book and CD project Mission to Be Happy. Michael and his wife, Lynne, are the parents of three children and grandparents of two. They live in Utah.
Brandon Dorman is the illustrator of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Wizard. He graduated from Brigham Young University-Idaho, where he studied fine art and illustration. He and his wife, Emily, have three children and live in Washington, where he enjoys working as a freelance illustrator. His work has appeared in children’s books and on numerous covers, including Pingo, The Candy Shop War, and the Fablehaven series. See more of Brandon Dorman’s artwork at BrandonDorman.com
A New Classic!!!!
by Teri - reviewed on December 05, 2010
The Forgotten Carols by Michael McLean with illustrations by Brandon Dorman This newly beautiful rendition of The Christmas Carols is an instant classic for children of all ages, even for us "older" children. The beautiful illustrations blend in beautifully with the story. The story begins with Isaac and his sister Eliza believing Christmas won't be the same without their father, who passed away while fighting in a war far, far away, leaving them alone with just their mother, who has to work for a living. The two children want their mother to stay home with them, but she tells them she has to go to work. The two feel they have to pretend to love Christmas, but they really can't. Their mother tells Isaac and Eliza Rose that a f riend from work will come and watch over them while she's at work. The friend from work tells their mother she will come on two conditions-that there not be a Christmas tree up and that she bring dinner. When the lady arrives, she brings items out of her bag one at a time and has each of them hang a special ornament on their wreath over the fireplace mantel. The first ornament is an inn andIsaac is asked to put it on the wreath. After each ornament is placed on the wreath, a personage appears. The first was a man that looked like the Innkeeper. The second was a shepherd boy playing a flute, then singing. The next ornament was some swaddling cloth tied in the shape of a bow. A woman who looked like Mary appeared to sing, then disappeared. The sitter then brought out of her backpack some sandwiches. After they ate, she took out a manger and placed it on the wreath as well. This last man was Joseph. After these personages left and all the ornaments were on the wreath, the sitter had helped to make this a Christmas to love. There is a CD attached to the book and there are 4 fold out pages with each of the 4 songs on each page. This beautifully illustrated book is a perfect Christmas gift for your child or grandchild. I haven't as yet played my CD, but plan on it tomorrow when my good friend is here. Publisher: Deseret Book Date Published: Nov 2010 ISBN: 978-1-60641-844-4 33pp
by Amber - reviewed on December 10, 2010
The book is beautiful, and it is a very touching story. The only thing I was disappointed in, was that the songs on the CD are the same songs from the Original Forgotten Carols story. Both stories are great. I hope that this becomes a part of your families holiday traditions.
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