The Mitford Snowmen: A Christmas Story

E Books The Mitford Snowmen A Christmas Story This was such a cute book Since we have lots of snow right now and it was leftover on my Dec Christmas to be read list I read it last night I love the

E-Books The Mitford Snowmen: A Christmas Story This was such a cute book. Since we have lots of snow right now and it was leftover on my Dec Christmas to be read list I read it last night. I love the easy going nature that Jan Karon writes her books. . The Mitford Snowmen: A Christmas Story is a Book Cutest little snowman book with a Christmas story Perfect for the snowman collector or for the perfect holiday story collector.. Born Janice Meredith Wilson in 1937, Jan Karon was raised on a farm near Lenoir, North Carolina Karon knew at a very early age that she wanted to be a writer She penned her first novel when she was 10 years old, the same year she won a short story contest organized by the local high school Karon married as a teenager and had a daughter, Candace At 18, Karon began working as a receptionist for a Charlotte, N.C advertising agency She advanced in the company after leaving samples of her writing on the desk of her boss, who eventually noticed her talent Karon went on to have a highly successful career in the field, winning awards for ad agencies from Charlotte to San Francisco In time, she became a creative vice president at the high profile McKinney Silver, in Raleigh While there, she won the prestigious Stephen Kelly Award, with which the Magazine Publishers of America honor the year s best print campaign During her years in advertising, Karon kept alive her childhood ambition to be an author At the age of 50, she left her career in advertising and moved to Blowing Rock, North Carolina, to pursue that dream After struggling and failing to get a novel underway, Karon awoke one night with a mental image of an Episcopal priest walking down a village street She grew curious about him, and started writing Soon, Karon was publishing weekly installments about Father Tim in her local newspaper, The Blowing Rocket, which saw its circulation double as a result It certainly worked for Mr Dickens , says Karon The Father Tim stories became Karon s first Mitford novel, At Home in Mitford That book has since been nominated three times 1996, 1997, and 1998 for an ABBY American Booksellers Book of the Year Award , which honors titles that bookstore owners most enjoy recommending to customers, and the only book ever nominated for three consecutive years The fourth Mitford novel, A New Song, won both the Christy and Gold Medallion awards for outstanding contemporary fiction in 2000 A Common Life, In This Mountain, and Shepherd s Abiding have also won Gold Medallion awards Out to Canaan was the first Mitford novel to hit the New York Times bestseller list subsequent novels have debuted on the New York Times list, often landing the 1 spot Karon has also published two Christmas themed books based on the Mitford series, The Mitford Snowmen and Esther s Gift, as well as Jan Karon s Mitford Cookbook and Kitchen Reader Other Mitford books include Patches of Godlight Father Tim s Favorite Quotes, a compilation of wit and wisdom, and A Continual Feast Words of Comfort and Celebration, Collected by Father Tim In addition, Karon has written two children s books, Miss Fannie s Hat and Jeremy The Tale of an Honest Bunny, and an illustrated book for all ages, The Trellis and the Seed Karon says her character driven work seeks to give readers a large, extended family they can call their own Though Light From Heaven is officially the final novel in the series, there s yet another Mitford book in this prolific author Karon urges her millions of ardent fans to look for the Mitford Bedside Companion, releasing in the Fall of 2006 It has everything in it but the kitchen sink , says Karon.. A viral Kindle The Mitford Snowmen: A Christmas Story Let me preface this by explaining that December of 2015 has been a snowman month for me.1. Received a snowman stocking to hang for St. Nick to fill.2. Received a separate snowman stocking for my kitten from the vets.3. Received a locally made beer with a snowman label.4. Received a little music box that plays "Walking In The Air" from The Snowman animated short.5. Received a scarf with an embroidered snowman.6. Received several snowman Christmas cards. To better define, 80% of the cards had snowmen.7. Received a set of drinking glasses with snowman artwork.8. Received a vinyl LP of holidays songs sung by Burl Ives, who voiced a snowman in the Rudolph the red-Nosed Reindeer tv special.Someone is trying to tell me something, I think.So, of course, my Christmas Day book review will be about...wait for it...snowmen. This is a Christmas stocking stuffer book, small enough to fit in a larger stocking and quick to read before the milk gets cold (I warmed the cup for St. Nick, then I drank it...another story). I have never read any "Mitford" books, nor do I frequent Hallmark stores to purchase snowman ornaments, so I thought I had a child's book in my hands. Turns out it's about a small town where the local characters compete to build snowmen for a prize of doughnuts. Nothing special, nothing bad. Christmas-y.As for doughnuts, I took my elderly father out for a Christmas Day drive, expecting everything to be closed. We happened upon an open, but empty, doughnut shop where we enjoyed the fresh creations and quite possibly the best latte breve I've ever tasted (it was cold today). This all relates to this book, because after about ten minutes, other people driving by saw us eating, and then they stopped. Then more stopped, and before we knew it, the little shop was crowded. Strangers came over to thank my father for his service in the war (he was wearing a WWII cap), and strangers were shaking hands and saying "Merry Christmas" all over. All because we chanced upon an empty shop which needed someone hungry enough to sit down and eat.Like this book states, doughnuts make a better world. And Merry Christmas to all.Book Season = Winter (silver bells)

  1. Born Janice Meredith Wilson in 1937, Jan Karon was raised on a farm near Lenoir, North Carolina Karon knew at a very early age that she wanted to be a writer She penned her first novel when she was 10 years old, the same year she won a short story contest organized by the local high school Karon married as a teenager and had a daughter, Candace At 18, Karon began working as a receptionist for a Charlotte, N.C advertising agency She advanced in the company after leaving samples of her writing on the desk of her boss, who eventually noticed her talent Karon went on to have a highly successful career in the field, winning awards for ad agencies from Charlotte to San Francisco In time, she became a creative vice president at the high profile McKinney Silver, in Raleigh While there, she won the prestigious Stephen Kelly Award, with which the Magazine Publishers of America honor the year s best print campaign During her years in advertising, Karon kept alive her childhood ambition to be an author At the age of 50, she left her career in advertising and moved to Blowing Rock, North Carolina, to pursue that dream After struggling and failing to get a novel underway, Karon awoke one night with a mental image of an Episcopal priest walking down a village street She grew curious about him, and started writing Soon, Karon was publishing weekly installments about Father Tim in her local newspaper, The Blowing Rocket, which saw its circulation double as a result It certainly worked for Mr Dickens , says Karon The Father Tim stories became Karon s first Mitford novel, At Home in Mitford That book has since been nominated three times 1996, 1997, and 1998 for an ABBY American Booksellers Book of the Year Award , which honors titles that bookstore owners most enjoy recommending to customers, and the only book ever nominated for three consecutive years The fourth Mitford novel, A New Song, won both the Christy and Gold Medallion awards for outstanding contemporary fiction in 2000 A Common Life, In This Mountain, and Shepherd s Abiding have also won Gold Medallion awards Out to Canaan was the first Mitford novel to hit the New York Times bestseller list subsequent novels have debuted on the New York Times list, often landing the 1 spot Karon has also published two Christmas themed books based on the Mitford series, The Mitford Snowmen and Esther s Gift, as well as Jan Karon s Mitford Cookbook and Kitchen Reader Other Mitford books include Patches of Godlight Father Tim s Favorite Quotes, a compilation of wit and wisdom, and A Continual Feast Words of Comfort and Celebration, Collected by Father Tim In addition, Karon has written two children s books, Miss Fannie s Hat and Jeremy The Tale of an Honest Bunny, and an illustrated book for all ages, The Trellis and the Seed Karon says her character driven work seeks to give readers a large, extended family they can call their own Though Light From Heaven is officially the final novel in the series, there s yet another Mitford book in this prolific author Karon urges her millions of ardent fans to look for the Mitford Bedside Companion, releasing in the Fall of 2006 It has everything in it but the kitchen sink , says Karon.

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  1. Let me preface this by explaining that December of 2015 has been a snowman month for me.1 Received a snowman stocking to hang for St Nick to fill.2 Received a separate snowman stocking for my kitten from the vets.3 Received a locally made beer with a snowman label.4 Received a little music box that plays Walking In The Air from The Snowman animated short.5 Received a scarf with an embroidered snowman.6 Received several snowman Christmas cards To better define, 80% of the cards had snowmen.7 Rece [...]


  2. Don t bother with this if you ve not read the Mitford books before I haven t to be honest, I d never even heard of them and read this because I was looking for something Christmasy What a waste The pictures werece , but there was no story to speak of I have no idea who the characters were, what they were talking about, or why I should care.I can t speak on whether this is worthwhile for people who do enjoy the Mitford books, but be warned that this story would probably fit on one single spaced t [...]


  3. This was such a cute book Since we have lots of snow right now and it was leftover on my Dec Christmas to be read list I read it last night I love the easy going nature that Jan Karon writes her books.



  4. This is probably one of my favorite of the Mitford books Of course, it helps that I already know and love the characters from the earlier books in the series I love the idea of the snow and the magic that it brings rekindling childlike behavior in some of the grumpiest of towns folk Also, I love that the snowmen take on the personalities of the folks who made them Someday, very soon, I will go up the mountains again to magical Mitford I like to re read this book during the Christmas holidays.


  5. It was cute an almost nothing to it story but painted a nice picture of a bunch of people building snowmen in a quiet town, and the mayor offering donuts as the prize Just a quick read that reminded me of the winter that is apparently over for this year.December 2014 re read today and enjoyed this story of a town setting aside their petty differences of opinion to have fun together A really beautiful idea.


  6. Public library copy Just a quick, cute Christmas story about the town of Mitford and its characters If you ve never read the series, you might want to get introduced to it soon You don t realize what you re missing




  7. Unlike most of the rest of this series, this book and its companion book, Esther s Gift, didn t really have a plot They were too short to have plots I would ve categorized them as character sketches, but they weren t really that, either One would have to already know and enjoy the characters in order to enjoy this book It s of a warm fuzzy thinking of you Christmas gift than it is a real book I prefer the rest of the series, with substance, and less warm fuzzies.


  8. I love the Mitford stories they are so heart warming, kind, and loving This one is a very short story about how the local business owners started building snowmen on the main street in front of their businesses The scene became a community project with amazing snowmen showcasing the businesses.




  9. This is a tiny, cute book but way too short I would have really enjoyed it if it had been a collection of Christmas winter stories rather than just one short story.


  10. very underwhelming The entire book was 23 pages and half of those were illustrations very disappointed as I felt the story could have been much longer and in depth




  11. Cute little story, but I ve not read the Mitford series so without knowing all the characters I m sure I m not getting all the intended cuteness.




  12. This hardly qualifies as a book it is like a tidbit tossed in between cardboard with some added drawings of snowmen to make it appealing to people who like reading Christmas centered stories during the Christmas season The only thing to like about this book are the snowmen drawings This story is about nothing and it is a mess of a nothing Someone mentioned that it is like a children s book please I have read many children s books with substance than this one The mayor is a cheapo who plans on [...]


  13. The Mitford Snowmen A Christmas Story by Jan KaronMitford, the perfect Christmas place First annual Christmas snow building contest, first ever, with recipe.Have read many if not all of the series and glad I located this one Such a nice community, where everybody helps one another not too much drama, solutions.In the middle of town business the snow has started and others have said there is a contest and there are prizes a shovel, donuts, etc as the time goes on prizes are added.The mayor is th [...]


  14. What in the wide world of reading did I just read Was that meant to be heartfelt My heart must be made of stone, because I didn t feel a single thing but loathing towards the mayor and a lack of sympathy for the Mitford residents I don t feel like this story did anything but waste paper and ink The snowmen pictures were cute, but I don t think Mitford is a place that I would like to live It consists of a tax raising money grabbing self absorbed mayor and a bunch of poor people who had no conside [...]


  15. I came across this little book while searching through the shelves at my local library I was looking for shorter books to read during a read a thon and The Mitford Snowmen was a perfect addition to my pile It also fit in with the current winter season.Jan Karon s Mitford series has been on my TBR list for some time now and this was a wonderful introduction to the characters and the setting It also gave me an idea of the authors writing style.Although its characters are from an adult series, this [...]


  16. This small book is a nice quick Holiday book Nothing real fancy or special about it But just a setting of a town where one person started building a snowman in front of her store, another started doing the same and somewhere along the way someone said that it was a contest so everyone wanted to join along In the end there really wasn t a contest but the community came together, joining together for just some simple child like fun Enjoying each others company and companionship Apparently Hallmark [...]


  17. Cute little story about a snowman making spree on Mitford s Main Street Really for dedicated Mitford fans only others won t find much here or appreciate the different characters personalities.


  18. I absolutely love the Mitford series so I grabbed this book when I saw it at the library this wasn t that great though it is cute but it feels like you are reading just one chapter out of the middle of a book it should have been longer Jan Karin is an amazing author so I was quite surprised by this book it is cute though but why mention this parking lot committee thing if you don t go anywhere with it there should be to it I should stop now before my review is longer than the book itself lol


  19. Cute little Mitford Christmas story Not much too the story, just a cute short story about an impromptu snowman building contest on Main street that ended up being judged by the mayor The story takes about 10 minutes to read This is not a book for someone who does not read the Mitford series Also unlike the Mitford novels, this story to not have much of a message to the story I would consider this a nice addition to someone who collects the series, otherwise save your money and read it for the 10 [...]


  20. The Mitford Snowmen is a quick Christmas read by Jan Karon It is a short story set in her fictional town of Mitford with the grand cast of characters from her Father Tim stories This book finds the towns people out on Main Street building snowmen for an city wide snowman contest What happens when they realize that there is no judge for the contest Quick, cute read Only wish it was longer.


  21. This is 20 pages of silly townsfolk building snowmen on Main Street This doesn t really qualify as a Christmas story in my opinion It s about poor people who all have poor grammar which is an awful stereotype that is perpetuated in this book No real tie in to the true meaning of the season On the last page you can read all about how the snowmen illustrated in the book are available for purchase at Hallmark Tacky


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