Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Finding the Baby Jesus Blog Tour: Book Review and Giveaway for a $25 Amazon Gift Card or PayPal Cash

Tour Schedule
I'm pleased to announce that Susan Heim on Parenting is a stop on the Blog Tour for the book, Finding the Baby Jesus, by Kimball Fisher. Following my review, you'll find a giveaway for a $25 Amazon gift card or PayPal cash!

About Finding the Baby Jesus, by Kimball Fisher
After being forced to wear lederhosen for the annual holiday card picture, twelve-year-old Chris thinks that the least his parents can do is get him the Tony Hawk skateboard he wants for Christmas. But when he recovers the hand-carved Baby Jesus that everyone thought had been destroyed in a fire the year his grandma died, Chris realizes that some gifts are even more important than skateboards.

When the author had to discontinue a cherished tradition of reading Christmas stories out loud with his family and holiday guests each week in December, he wrote Finding the Baby Jesus. He had been unable to locate enough meaningful stories that could be read in a single sitting with wiggly children.

My Thoughts About Finding the Baby Jesus:

Chris is just like most young boys -- more concerned with what he’s getting for Christmas than about the true spirit of the holiday. He is upset as they arrive at his grandfather’s house because his parents have told him that the new skateboard he wants just isn’t in the budget this year. Chris is also missing his grandmother, who died and can no longer celebrate Christmas with them. But when Chris encounters another little boy who has no parents and only wants a warm coat for Christmas, he begins to see that there’s more to Christmas than getting the hottest toy on the market. This story is just the right length for reading to children and will help them uncover an important lesson through the eyes of a child like them. Reading Finding the Baby Jesus together as a family should be part of everyone’s holiday tradition!

Praise for Finding the Baby Jesus:
“Tender and true, this warm Christmas tale brought tears to my eyes.”
~Heather Vogel Frederick, author of the much-beloved Mother-Daughter Book Club series and Oregon Book Award winner for The Voyage of Patience Goodspeed

“A touching story that speaks to the importance of family, giving, and the true spirit of Christmas.”
~Matthew Kirby, author of Icefall, winner of the Edgar Allen Poe and the Pen Center USA Literary Awards for Children’s Literature

“Deeply moving. Poignant.”
~Deborah Halverson, former editor at Harcourt Children’s Books and author of Honk If You Hate Me, a Gayle McCandliss Literary Award Winner

"The perfect little book to tuck away with your Christmas things and bring out year after year to read with family. As mother to three boys, I can't imagine a better protagonist than Chris. His typical teenage attitude followed by the softening of his heart towards a friend teaches a poignant and very relatable lesson on the true meaning of Christmas."
~Amazon review

"After I read this short story, I felt like I had read a novel -- every sentence is packed with action and imagery. I was emotionally connected to the characters, and the story is touching. I didn't see the plot twist at the end coming! A great story to read every Christmas."
~Amazon review

Purchase


Author Kimball Fisher
Kimball Fisher writes novels for young readers. He is also a best-selling business author, professional speaker, and management consultant. Some of his past jobs include: sailboat builder, ghost writer (not as scary as it sounds), illustrator, and factory manager (more scary than it sounds). For fun he builds furniture, stained-glass windows, and writing pens.

He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Humanities (with minors in English, Asian Studies, and Japanese), and a Master of Organizational Behavior degree from Brigham Young University. He and his amazing wife Reenie live in Portland, Oregon, where they have seen pheasants, coyotes, and a bobcat in their own backyard.

Links
Book Blast
Tour Giveaway:
$25 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash
Ends 12/26/12



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Tour Schedule
http://iamareadernotawriter.blogspot.com/2012/10/finding-baby-jesus-blog-tour.html



53 comments:

  1. Thanks for being a stop on my blog tour. I'm deeply honored by your comments!

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  2. Would like my son to read this

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  3. Ann Fantom2:07 PM

    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  4. Thanks for the chance to win:)

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  5. Thanks for the opportunity!
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  6. This book looks wonderful :) I'm always on the lookout for sweet, holiday reads...and this would be perfect!


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  7. This looks like a great book for young readers!

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  8. This looks like a wonderful book!

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  9. I would love to read this with my grandsons.

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  10. Daniel M7:19 PM

    sounds interesting thanks for the giveaweay - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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  11. This is a good one - thanks. hoping to win for the holidays
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  12. thanks for the contest

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  13. I would love to read this.

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  14. Daniel M7:32 PM

    sounds interesting thanks for the giveaway

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  15. Thanks for the chance!

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  16. I'd love to read this and my hubby would too!

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  17. This sounds like a great book.

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  18. I love the baby Jesus

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  19. Thank you so much for the great giveaway!
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  20. David H.5:39 PM

    Thanks for the chance to enter this giveaway.
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  21. Thank you for the great giveaway!! :)

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  23. Thanks for the chance :)

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  25. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  26. It is always good to find a story that can both entertain and teach young children about the true meaning of Christmas.

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  27. Looks like a wonderful book!

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  28. Thanks for the awesome giveaway

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  29. thanks for hosting this giveaway!

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  30. Thanks so much for the giveaway. Sounds like a great book that focuses on the true meaning of Christmas.

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  31. Thanks for the chance and for hosting the giveaway! The story sounds good. :)

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  32. Anonymous1:13 AM

    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  33. Sounds like an awesome book to add to my collection.

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  34. Lisa Fonseca6:30 AM

    Great giveaway, thank you!! :)

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  35. carol lewis9:41 AM

    Wonderful book.

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  36. Thank you for the great giveaway please count me in :)

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  37. What a wonderful giveaway

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  38. Looks like a good book

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  39. jade tallen1:56 PM

    looks intense! awesome giveaway

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  40. shaunie2:59 PM

    cant wait to read the book

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  41. Sandy V.3:19 PM

    This looks like a great book.

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  42. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  44. Thank you! Great read, great giveaway.

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  45. this is a great giveaway thank you for the chance to win

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  47. Thanks for the great contest!

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