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Favor Johnson: A Christmas Story.

Willem Lange; FAVOR JOHNSON: A CHRISTMAS STORY; Bunker Hill Publishing (Children's Picture Book) $16.95 ISBN: 1593730829

The story opens with a man in a red-checked coat delivering door-to-door dozens of homemade fruitcakes. He bakes them at home inside tin cans for two people it was a soup can. For small families a vegetable can. For large families a tomato can. Then we get the background. The mans name is Favor Johnson and he lives on a farm that used to be quite large but isnt anymore. Favor is poor and lives alone. Well not completely alone. He has some cows chickens an old horse a lot of cats and a dog named Hercules. One night on Christmas Eve actually Hercules goes missing. Favor searches high and low and finds that his companion has been seriously injured. For the first time Favor finds himself in the position of while not exactly asking for help at least accepting it. It changes his life-it changes everyones lives. Dodsons delicate and explicit illustrations are the perfect foil to this unsentimental but completely heartwarming tale. Children of all ages will enjoy the story and adult readers will laugh out loud at the expressive joke on fruitcake. For all ages.

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