Books Should Be Free
Loyal Books
Free Public Domain Audiobooks & eBook Downloads
Search by: Title, Author or Keyword

Christmas, A Happy Time A Tale, Calculated for the Amusement and Instruction of Young Persons   By: (-1869)

Book cover

Christmas, A Happy Time A Tale, Calculated for the Amusement and Instruction of Young Persons by Alicia Catherine Mant, is a delightful novel that captures the essence of Christmas spirit and imparts important life lessons to young readers.

The story centers around a young girl named Lucy, who eagerly awaits the arrival of Christmas each year. Through Lucy's eyes, the readers are transported into a world brimming with joy, laughter, and all the magic that this beloved holiday embodies.

Mant's writing style is charming and evocative, painting vivid descriptions of holiday traditions and the warm atmosphere that surrounds Lucy's home. The narrative flows effortlessly, immersing readers into Lucy's world and making it easy to empathize with her excitement and anticipation.

One of the most remarkable aspects of this book is how it effortlessly blends entertainment with educational value. The story is not just a simple tale of Christmas festivities, but also serves as a means to educate young readers about the importance of compassion, kindness, and gratitude. Throughout Lucy's journey, she encounters various characters who exemplify these virtues, leaving lasting impressions on her young mind. Through their experiences, Lucy and the readers learn valuable life lessons that extend beyond the holiday season.

Additionally, the book addresses deeper themes such as family bonds, friendship, and the true meaning of Christmas. Mant manages to deliver these significant messages without sounding preachy or didactic. Instead, she weaves them seamlessly into the narrative, ensuring that young readers are engaged and entertained throughout.

The illustrations accompanying the text further enhance the reading experience. They are beautifully rendered, capturing the joyous spirit of Christmas and bringing the story to life. Each illustration perfectly complements the scenes and adds an extra layer of visual appeal, making the book even more captivating for young readers.

Although the story primarily targets young readers, it can also be enjoyed by readers of all ages. The heartwarming tale and the timeless messages it conveys resonate with anyone who embraces the magic and joy of the Christmas season.

In conclusion, Alicia Catherine Mant's Christmas, A Happy Time A Tale is a delightful storytelling experience, perfect for young readers during the holiday season. This enchanting book not only celebrates the wonder of Christmas but also imparts important life lessons in a captivating and engaging way.

First Page:

[Illustration: "They both turned pale when they saw the dog almost immediately disappear under the ice."]



A Tale,











Harriet and Elizabeth Mortimer were two very pretty, and generally speaking, very good little girls. Their kind papa and mamma had taken a great deal of pains that they should be good, and it was very seldom that they vexed them by being otherwise. A very happy time was now expected in the family at Beech Grove, by the arrival of John and Frederick Mortimer from school: it was within a few days of Christmas; and as the sisters and brothers had never, till the last few months, been separated, their meeting together again was looked forward to with general and lively pleasure.

'Do you see anything of the stage, Elizabeth?' said Harriet to her sister, who had been running down to the end of the plantation to peep over the gate, and listen if she could hear the approach of wheels... Continue reading book >>

eBook Downloads
ePUB eBook
• iBooks for iPhone and iPad
• Nook
• Sony Reader
Kindle eBook
• Mobi file format for Kindle
Read eBook
• Load eBook in browser
Text File eBook
• Computers
• Windows
• Mac

Review this book

Popular Genres
More Genres
Paid Books