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The Christmas Fairy and Other Stories   By: (1856-1911)

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The Christmas Fairy and Other Stories by John Strange Winter is a delightful collection of tales that captures the magic and wonder of the holiday season. Spanning across various genres and themes, this compilation offers readers a diverse range of stories that are both heartwarming and thought-provoking.

One of the standout stories in this collection is "The Christmas Fairy," which follows the enchanting journey of a young girl named Lucy who encounters a whimsical fairy on Christmas Eve. As Lucy learns the true meaning of Christmas through her newfound friend, readers are reminded of the importance of love, generosity, and the joy of giving during this special time of year.

Winter's writing style is captivating and evocative, transporting readers to idyllic winter landscapes and immersing them in the festive atmosphere. The author's attention to detail is commendable, as vivid descriptions of snow-laden streets, crackling fireplaces, and elaborate holiday decorations bring each story to life.

Aside from "The Christmas Fairy," the other stories featured in this collection showcase Winter's versatility as a writer. From heartening tales of redemption and forgiveness to lighthearted anecdotes filled with laughter and romance, every story leaves a lasting impression. Whether it's the tale of a humbug who learns the importance of Christmas spirits or the story of a destitute family finding hope in unexpected ways, there is a story for everyone within these pages.

Furthermore, Winter's characters are well-developed and relatable, making it easy for readers to empathize with their struggles and joys. Each protagonist is unique, and their captivating journeys provide valuable life lessons that extend beyond the realm of fiction.

The Christmas Fairy and Other Stories is a perfect read to curl up with during the holiday season. Whether read aloud by the fireside or enjoyed in moments of solitude, these stories will warm readers' hearts and remind them of the true magic of Christmas. Winter's timeless tales are bound to delight both young and old, serving as a reminder of the importance of love, compassion, and the spirit of giving during this joyous time of year.

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by John Strange Winter & Other stories by Frances E. Crompton & Mrs. Molesworth


A Christmas Fairy

[Illustration: "A tall handsome lady came in, and Shivers flew to her arms."]

A Christmas Fairy


London New York Ernest Nister E.P. Dutton & Co.

Printed in Bavaria 1878.



A Christmas Fairy John Strange Winter 5 Not Quite True Mrs. Molesworth 15 In the Chimney Corner Frances E. Crompton 41


By John Strange Winter.

IT was getting very near to Christmas time, and all the boys at Miss Ware's school were talking excitedly about going home for the holidays, of the fun they would have, the presents they would receive on Christmas morning, the tips from Grannies, Uncles, and Aunts, of the pantomimes, the parties, the never ending joys and pleasures which would be theirs.

"I shall go to Madame Tussaud's and to the Drury Lane pantomime," said young Fellowes, "and my mother will give a party, and Aunt Adelaide will give another, and Johnny Sanderson and Mary Greville, and ever so many others... Continue reading book >>

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