“I’m so tired of Christmas I wish there never would be another one!” exclaimed a discontented-looking little girl, as she sat idly watching her mother arrange a pile of gifts two days before they were to be given. Ten-year-old Effie leads a sheltered life of privilege. She has it all yet has grown tired of Christmas and exclaims that she never wishes for there to ever be another! Shocked by her declaration, her mother shares the tale of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. That very night, Effie has a beautiful dream that forever transforms the very meaning of Christmas for her and inspires her to plan a dazzling surprise for those less fortunate.
Louisa May Alcott, the author of the timeless classic Little Women, gives us a holiday story that readers will surely never forget.