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Monday, December 16, 2013

The Christmas Train by Thomas S Monson Spotlight Tour and Giveaway

The Christmas Train by Thomas S Monson – Spotlight Tour

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Christmas trainThe Christmas Train
In this children’s picture book, President Thomas S. Monson recounts a Christmas memory from his childhood. As a boy, he yearned for an electric train. To his delight, on Christmas morning he got exactly that a train that operated through the miracle of electricity. Then he noticed a second train that his mother had purchased for the boy down the street whose family was struggling. Although it was only a wind-up train, it had an beautiful oil tanker car, which little Tommy wanted for his own. Soon after, Tommy s mother invited him to accompany her to the neighbor s home to deliver the gift. Young Mark was thrilled with his new train and, of course, didn t notice the missing train car. However, a remorseful Tommy did. What happened next will bring the spirit of Christmas into every heart and home. Illustrated by renowned artist Dan Burr, The Christmas Train is sure to be a classic Christmas story and a beautiful addition to every Christmas library.
Includes a QR code for a FREE download of President Monson’s narration of the story!
Winner of the 2012 Gold Medal Mom’s Choice Award!

Download the new interactive Christmas Train app for your iPad!
The pages come alive with animations, sound effects, and narration by the author, Thomas S. Monson. Kids will love listening to a true Christmas story, read by a familiar voice, while navigating trains, turning Christmas lights on and off, and experiencing the importance of giving during the Christmas season.
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About the Author
President Thomas S. Monson was set apart as the sixteenth President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in February 2008. He had previously served for twenty-two years in the First Presidency of the Church, after having been a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles since October1963. Five years after his call to the Twelve, he was given a special assignment for the work of the Church in Europe, requiring many visits with members behind the Iron Curtain. He was instrumental in the construction of the Freiberg Germany Temple and in advancing the Lord’s work in other eastern European countries that were part of the communist bloc. He also served as chairman of the Scriptures Publication Committee and supervised the process that resulted in the new editions of the scriptures. His ministry has been characterized by his compassion for the needs of individuals and his gift for one-on-one service. President Monson and his wife, Frances, are the parents of three children, grandparents of eight, and great-grandparents of eight.

About the Illustrator
Dan Burr earned his bachelor of fine arts degree from Utah State University and a master’s degree in illustration from Syracuse University. He and his wife, Patti, are raising their two children in the Teton Valley of southeast Idaho, a setting that provides great artistic inspiration and fantastic fly fishing. Dan is a well-known illustrator, having been in the business for many years, most recently working as a children’s picture book illustrator. A few of the books Dan has illustrated are The Miracle of the Wooden Shoes; God Bless Your Way; A Christmas Journey; and I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day.
Christmas Train by Monson

Tour Giveaway
$25 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash
Ends 12/31/13
Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Amazon.com Gift Code or Paypal Cash. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader, Not A Writer and sponsored by the author. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.



Tour Schedule
December 9th
I Am A Reader, Not A Writer
Addicted Readers
Cuzinlogic
Mythical Books
Our Wolves Den
FLY HIGH!
Amethyst Daydreams
Min Reads and Reviews
Sarah Aisling
I Love to Read and Review Books :)
December 10th
Literary Time Out
A Blog Hop Place for Books
The Road to Here
Live To Read ~Krystal
Mom With A Kindle
December 11th
Ali’s Books
Bonnie Gets A Say
Emma Michaels
Books Beside My Bed
Susan Heim on Parenting
December 12thd
The avid Reader
Books for Kids
Katie’s Clean Book Collection
Interested in ALL
December 13th
Home Maid Simple
Cassandra M’s Place
The Reading Room: Cozy, Romance, Mysteries And More With Reviews
December 14th
Jennifer Lynn Hall
Kelly P’s Blog
Musings Of Immortals
December 15th
Chronicles
Literary Winner
My Devotional Thoughts
December 16th
3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, & Sissy, Too!
Coffee And A Purple Pen
Bookworm Lisa
A Casual Reader’s Blog
December 17th
Joy in the Moments
alwaysjoart
Mary’s Cup of Tea
My Love for Reading Keeps Growing
December 18th
Bookshelf Confessions
Fire & Ice
Christy’s Cozy Corners
Mel’s Shelves
Spring Of Health
December 19th
Geo Librarian
Reviewing Novels Online
BookHounds YA
deal sharing aunt
A Book Lover’s Retreat
December 20th
The Loopy Librarian
Book Readers
Hide the Matches
Sweeping Me
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