"The kids found an old wooden manger in Papa’s shop and placed it by the Advent wreath for the third Sunday."

This beautifully illustrated book tells the third story in the Life in the Neck series. Young readers discover the Advent story as well as a beautiful message about the meaning of family and tradition. They follow Elsie and Eli, two siblings who embrace the true meaning of not only Christmas but the entire Advent season. As Elsie and Eli prepare for their Advent celebration, they pose deep questions about the meaning and depth of God's love. Young people can experience the Christmas season in a new way as Elsie and Eli celebrate the season in a heartfelt manner that encourages readers to love and respect all of God's creations. Throughout the book, the audience also engages with scripture passages inherent to the Christmas season.

This book is not only an interesting reading experience but also an artistic one. The written story by Davies combines with the illustrations by Margarita Sikorskaia to create a tale that both parents and children can appreciate. The storyline is a great way for parents to teach young children not only about the Christmas season but also the value of family and traditions that children can carry with them throughout their lives. The bright artwork and the story's message of light fill every page with this cherished season's hope, peace, and joy. The narrative also carefully weaves in biblical scriptures on which Christians focus during the Christmas season, making the book a unique way for parents to teach their children about the Christian faith. This book is sure to become a family favorite for young and adult readers alike.

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