christmascoalThe Christmas Coal Man is the man who collects the coal in the mines to sell to Santa so that Santa has something to put in the naughty children’s stockings on Christmas.  The Coal Man dreams of making enough money to go to a nice island with his horse and canary.  Except when he goes to deliver this years coal to Santa, Santa tells him that the coal just isn’t working and the naughty children are still naughty all year – even after only getting coal!  The Coal Man is disappointed, but Santa gives him a bag of coal to remember the time they worked together.  Except – inside the bag was something wonderful!  Maybe he will end up moving to that island after all…

I thought this was a really cute book and while I’ve read a lot of stories about Santa, this was a different and cute approach to see where the coal for the naughty kids came from! Wonderful illustrations and a beautiful story – I think I have to be extra good this year because I want the special gift that Santa is giving to the really good children with the help of the Coal Man! Just what is the gift? Well, you’ll have to read The Christmas Coal Man to find out!

I received an e-copy of this book in order to write this review. I was not otherwise compensated.

About the Book

The Coal Man works hard all year, searching dark mines for the coal that Santa Claus drops into the stockings of naughty boys and girls. He’s saving up money to take himself, his mule, and his trusty canary to a sunny island.

This year, when the Coal Man makes his delivery to the North Pole, he gets a big surprise. Santa’s not using coal anymore! Will the Coal Man ever get his day in the sun? With a little Christmas magic, he just might.

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