Five days before Christmas, Emma is captivated by a doll in a shop window. Each day, she sneaks out of the orphanage to check if it’s been sold, but the shopkeeper, Madame Dubois, sends her away. Will the magic of Christmas bring Emma, Madame Dubois, and the doll violinist together?
Suggested age range for readers: 4-8
*ABC’s Children’s Picture Book Competition Finalist!
*Honorable Mention Award in the 75th Annual Writer’s Digest Writing Competition!
“What a precious Christmas story this is that will tug at heartstrings of both young and older readers! The art is sensitive, beautiful, and the soft browns and muted colors give a delightful impression of the era in which this story takes place. Emma is an orphan who has fallen in love with a beautiful doll in an expensive shop. What child can’t relate to this story of longing for that special Christmas present? The ending to this touching story will remind everyone that miracles still do come true at Christmas. This will make a wonderful gift for that special child on your Christmas list.” ~Nancy I. Sanders, children’s author