Papa’s Book of Mormon Christmas by Emma Rae Parker


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Papa’s Book of Mormon Christmas

by Emma Rae Parker

Illustrated by Alexa Terry Hanson

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Six-year-old Alice would rather get toys than a book any day. But when her grandfather explains that this book is different, Alice begins to see why their first-edition Book of Mormon and it’s stories are so special to her family. Set during the holidays in the early 1900s, this charming kids story is the perfect picture book to read with your children as you gather round the Christmas tree.

“Have you heard the story about the book that saved Christmas?” Papa asked.

When six-year-old Alice asks her grandfather to tell her a Christmas tale, she has no idea what stories she’ll learn about her family’s past. And what seems like just a tattered old book with gold letters soon becomes so much more.

Set in the early 1900s, this charming picture book is a perfect holiday read. So gather your family around the Christmas tree for a story you’ll want to read together year after year!


About the Author:

Emma Parker graduated summa cum laude from Southern New Hampshire University with her BA in English and Creative Writing. She was born and raised in Southern California but currently lives in Utah to work her dream job as an acquisitions editor for a publishing company.

About the Illustrator:

Alexa Terry Hanson is a true-blue California girl born in 1990 in Chico, California. She was raised in Huntington Beach, California, where she attended Huntington Beach Union High School and graduated in 2008. She discovered her talents at a young age, and as the years went by, her skills continued to develop. After high school, she attended Utah Valley University in Orem, Utah, as well as Brigham Young University’s Salt Lake City, Utah, campus. After a few years of college, she returned home and fell in love with her husband. They currently live in California, where she has had many experiences and opportunities as a freelance artist with companies such as TOMS Shoes and Disney Television Animation Studios. Every day she continues to create new characters and new worlds using her artistic talents, and she could not be happier.

Book Endorsements:

“Don’t begin the night before Christmas without this book! . . . A great gift and message awaits you and your loved ones!”
​—Annalisa Hall, bestselling author of The Holy Ghost Is like a Blanket and I Want to Be Baptized

“A sweet, original Christmas storyfocused on the things that matter—family and the gospel. A lovely read.”
​—Catherine Christensen, author of I Can Pray Every Day and Emily’s Perfect Christmas Tree

“I loved this adorable Christmas book! . . . Great for Christmastime, with a message that’s important all year round.”
​—Heidi Doxey, author of 1, 2, 3 with Nephi and Me

“Enchanting, lyrical and profound. Written in sweet and simple language, . . . a story that you and your children will want to come back to often and again.”
​—Sherrie L.M. Gavin, author of Baptism and Boomerangs

“A perfect book to share with your loved ones!”
​—Melica Hudgens, author of Flim Flam and Other Such Gobbledygook

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