The Christmas List

The Christmas List The uplifting conclusion of The Christmas List a heart warming account of the power of encouragement and appreciation is based on a true story that circulated on the Internet A nun told her fourth g
  • Title: The Christmas List
  • Author: Pete Nelson
  • ISBN: 9781401601430
  • Page: 100
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Christmas List
    The uplifting conclusion of The Christmas List, a heart warming account of the power of encouragement and appreciation, is based on a true story that circulated on the Internet A nun told her fourth grade students to write their names on a piece of paper and then pass the paper to the next person, who was to write a sentence of appreciation about the person named at the tThe uplifting conclusion of The Christmas List, a heart warming account of the power of encouragement and appreciation, is based on a true story that circulated on the Internet A nun told her fourth grade students to write their names on a piece of paper and then pass the paper to the next person, who was to write a sentence of appreciation about the person named at the top When the exercise was done, each student had twenty four comments of admiration and appreciation one from each classmate.The Christmas List follows James Engler, who returns home to Iowa one Christmas, after his fiancee calls off their marriage, and discovers that his best childhood friend, Mike, has just been killed in the Gulf War When Mike s parents reveal at a memorial service that Mike had carried his fourth grade list with him, most of James s former classmates confess that they, too, kept their lists as a reminder, even in the worst of times, of their admirable traits and that they were appreciated.James also renews his acquaintance with his former classmate Sarah, who wrote on his list, You are a great guy and some day I m going to marry And she does.
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  • Pete Nelson

    Pete Nelson lives with his wife and son in Westchester, New York He got his MFA from the University of Iowa Writers Workshop in 1979 and has written both fiction and non fiction for magazines, including Harpers, Playboy, Esquire, MS, Outside, The Iowa Review, National Wildlife, Glamour, Redbook He was a columnist for Mademoiselle and a staff writer for LIVE Magazine, covering various live events including horse pulls, music festivals, dog shows, accordion camps and arm wrestling championships Recently he was a contributing editor and feature writer for Wondertime, a Disney parenting magazine He s published twelve young adult novels, including a six book series about a girl named Sylvia Smith Smith which earned him an Edgar Award nomination from the Mystery Writers of America His young adult non fiction WWII history, Left For Dead Randomhouse, 2002 about the sinking of the USS Indianapolis won the 2003 Christopher award as was named to the American Library Association s 2003 top ten list His other non fiction titles include Real Man Tells All Viking, 1988 , Marry Like a Man NAL, l992 , That Others May Live Crown, 2000 and Kidshape Rutledge Hill, 2004 His novel The Christmas List was published by Rutledge Hill Press in 2004 He wrote, with former army counterintelligence agent Dave DeBatto, a four book series of military thrillers, including CI Team Red 2005 , CI Dark Target 2006 , CI Mission Liberty 2006 and CI Homeland Threat 2007 published by Time Warner A More Unbending Battle The Harlem Hellfighters Struggle for Democracy in WWI and Equality at Home, was published in 2009 by Basic Civitas books His novel, I Thought You Were Dead, will be published by Algonquin in 2010 He also has two CDs out on the Signature Sounds label, the first entitled The Restless Boys Club 1996 , the second called Days Like Horses 2000.

  • 753 Comments

  • Wonderful story Very well written, a book easy to read and very enjoyable Teaches us a lesson but in a subtle way Commands self reflection and goal achievement I am passing my copy to my Mom to read, I feel this book is for any age group 12.A wonderful in site to the human nature.


  • book, fiction It s been awhile since I read this book I m guessing it was okay.about a list of a positive characteristic written by each student TO each student SO THAT each student had a list of positive characteristics about themselves What a list that would be to look at when you are feeling less than


  • This was a decent way to begin my holiday reading season I could easily see this being made into a Hallmark or Lifetime holiday movie.Simple story of a guy who has lost his way and goes to see his teacher The teacher then recounts how he lost his own way and found it again at Christmastime The story takes place in the early 90s in northern Iown 2 hours south of the twin cities.


  • Although I had my doubts at first, this really turned into a great holiday read I liked how it focused on the importance of being kind to others and how a little act can become a life changing experience for someone else.






  • Good thing it was short or I would never have finished it Storyline had great potential that was wasted, in my opinion.



  • Got this one as a birthday present from my wonderful sister too Put this one on your list to read I loved it Amber.




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