An Invisible Thread Christmas Story

An Invisible Thread Christmas Story


  • Author: Laura Schroff
  • Release Date : 2015-09-22
  • Genre: Family
  • File Size: 89236418 Bytes


From the #1 New York Times bestselling authors of An Invisible Thread comes the true, heartfelt, and extraordinary story of how one woman’s decision to help a boy on the street changed both of their lives forever.New York Times bestselling author Laura Schroff tells the remarkable story of her lifelong friendship with a boy named Maurice who she met on the street while he was asking for change in her book, An Invisible Thread.Now, in this sweet picture book, Laura retells the first Christmas that she and Maurice spent together. She shares how Maurice gave her a small white bear and, as she later learns, the only thing he had that he could truly call his own—to show her how grateful he was for their friendship. This heartwarming tale captures the ...

Angels on Earth

Angels on Earth


  • Author: Laura Schroff & Alex Tresniowski
  • Release Date : 2016-10-25
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
  • File Size: 3601534 Bytes


From the #1 New York Times and international bestselling authors of An Invisible Thread comes a heartwarming and inspiring book about the incredible impact that acts of kindness from strangers can have on the world around us.One day in 1986, Laura Schroff, a busy ad sales executive, passed an eleven-year-old boy panhandling on the street. She stopped and offered to take him to McDonald’s. Twenty years later, at Laura’s fiftieth birthday party, Maurice Mazyck gave a toast, thanking Laura for her act of kindness, which ended up changing the course of his life. In that toast, Maurice said that when Laura stopped on that busy street corner all those years ago, God had sent him an angel.Laura’s invisible thread journey has deepened her belief that a...

An Invisible Thread Christmas Story

An Invisible Thread Christmas Story


  • Author : Laura Schroff
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2015-09-22
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781481419307


An Invisible Thread Christmas Story Book Description :

From the #1 New York Times bestselling authors of An Invisible Thread comes the true, heartfelt, and extraordinary story of how one woman’s decision to help a boy on the street changed both of their lives forever. New York Times bestselling author Laura Schroff tells the remarkable story of her lifelong friendship with a boy named Maurice who she met on the street while he was asking for change in her book, An Invisible Thread. Now, in this sweet picture book, Laura retells the first Christmas that she and Maurice spent together. She shares how Maurice gave her a small white bear and, as she later learns, the only thing he had that he could truly call his own—to show her how grateful he was for their friendship. This heartwarming tale captures th...

An Invisible Thread
Score: 4
From 31 Ratings

An Invisible Thread


  • Author : Laura Schroff
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2012-08-07
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781451648973


An Invisible Thread Book Description :

Presents the true story of a friendship that has spanned three decades, recounting how the author, a harried sales executive, befriended an eleven-year-old panhandler, changing both of their lives forever....

An Invisible Thread
Score: 4
From 31 Ratings

An Invisible Thread


  • Author : Laura Schroff
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2011-11-01
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781451642513


An Invisible Thread Book Description :

This inspirational true story of a friendship that has spanned three decades recounts how the author, a harried sales executive, befriended an 11-year-old panhandler, changing both of their lives forever....

An Invisible Thread
Score: 4
From 40 Ratings

An Invisible Thread


  • Author : Laura Schroff
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2011-11-01
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 145164292X


An Invisible Thread Book Description :

An Invisible Thread tells of the life-long friendship between a busy sales executive and a disadvantaged young boy, and how both of their lives were changed by what began as one small gesture of kindness. When Laura Schroff brushed by a young panhandler on a New York City corner one rainy afternoon, something made her stop and turn back. She took the boy to lunch at the McDonald’s across the street that day. And she continued to go back, again and again for the next four years until both their lives had changed dramatically. Nearly thirty years later, that young boy, Maurice, is married and has his own family. Now he works to change the lives of disadvantaged kids, just like the boy he used to be. An Invisible Thread is the true story of the bond b...

Angels on Earth

Angels on Earth


  • Author : Laura Schroff
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2016-10-25
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781501158773


Angels on Earth Book Description :

One day in 1986, Laura Schroff, a busy ad sales executive, passed an eleven-year-old boy panhandling on the street. She stopped and offered to take him to McDonald's for lunch. Twenty years later, at Laura's fiftieth birthday party, Maurice Mazyck gave a toast, thanking Laura for her act of kindness, which ended up changing the course of his life. In that toast, Maurice said that when Laura stopped on that busy street corner all those years ago, God had sent him an angel. Laura's invisible thread journey has deepened her belief that angels -- divine and otherwise -- are all around us. After her previous book was published in 2011, readers from around the country and world began sharing with Laura their own stories about how chance encounters with str...

The Dogs of Christmas
Score: 4.5
From 10 Ratings

The Dogs of Christmas


  • Author : W. Bruce Cameron
  • Publisher : Forge Books
  • Release Date : 2013-10-15
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781429992879


The Dogs of Christmas Book Description :

A delightful Christmas gift from W. Bruce Cameron, the author of the New York Times and USA Today bestselling novel A Dog's Purpose, which is now a major motion picture! While nursing a broken heart, Josh Michaels is outraged when a neighbor abandons his very pregnant dog, Lucy, at Josh's Colorado home. But Josh can't resist Lucy's soulful brown eyes, and though he's never had a dog before, he's determined to do the best he can for Lucy—and her soon-to-arrive, bound-to-be-adorable puppies. Soon in over his head, Josh calls the local animal shelter for help, and meets Kerri, a beautiful woman with a quick wit and a fierce love for animals. As Kerri teaches Josh how to care for Lucy's tiny puppies and gets them ready to be adopted through the shelter...

Chasing Heaven

Chasing Heaven


  • Author : Crystal McVea
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2016-03-22
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781501124914


Chasing Heaven Book Description :

December 10, 2009. McVea was being treated in a hospital for pancreatitis when her heart stopped pumping for nine minutes. She went to heaven, stood with God, and was forever changed. By dying, she learned how to live. McVea believes we have to chase heaven while we are still alive-- and allow God to turn our lukewarm love into a firestorm of faith....

The Further Adventures of Ebenezer Scrooge
Score: 3.5
From 5 Ratings

The Further Adventures of Ebenezer Scrooge


  • Author : Charlie Lovett
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2015-10-20
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780698195745


The Further Adventures of Ebenezer Scrooge Book Description :

A delightful sequel to Dickens’s beloved A Christmas Carol by the bestselling author of First Impressions and The Bookman’s Tale. On a hot summer day some twenty years after he was famously converted to kindness, Ebenezer Scrooge still roams the streets of London, spreading Christmas cheer, much to the annoyance of his creditors, nephew, and his employee Bob Cratchit. However, when Scrooge decides to help his old friend and former partner Jacob Marley, as well as other inhabitants of the city, he will need the assistance of the very people he’s annoyed. He’ll also have to call on the three ghosts that visited him two decades earlier. By the time they’re done, they’ve convinced everyone to celebrate Christmas all year long by opening their...

The Kindness of Children
Score: 3.5
From 6 Ratings

The Kindness of Children


  • Author : Vivian Gussin Paley
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 2009-06-01
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780674041820


The Kindness of Children Book Description :

Visiting a London nursery school, Vivian Paley observes the schoolchildren's reception of another visitor, a handicapped boy named Teddy, who is strapped into a wheelchair, wearing a helmet, and barely able to speak. A predicament arises, and the children's response--simple and immediate--offers Paley the purest evidence of kindness she has ever seen. In subsequent encounters, "the Teddy story" draws forth other tales of impulsive goodness from Paley's listeners. Just so, it resonates through this book as one story leads to another--taking surprising turns, intersecting with the narrative unfolding before us, and illuminating the moral meanings that children may be learning to create among themselves. Paley's journey takes us into the different world...

Does Santa Exist
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Does Santa Exist


  • Author : Eric Kaplan
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2014-10-16
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780698161399


Does Santa Exist Book Description :

A humorous philosophical investigation into the existence of Santa—from a co–executive producer of The Big Bang Theory Emmy award–winning comedy writer and philosophy scholar Eric Kaplan brilliantly turns a search for the truth about Santa into a laugh-out-loud metaphysical romp. Surveying everything from the analytic philosophy of Bertrand Russell and Ludwig Wittgenstein to Buddhism, Taoism, and Kabbalah, Kaplan alights on comedy—including The Big Bang Theory and Monty Python—as the best way to resolve life’s most profound paradoxes, including the existence of perfect moments, Santa, and even God. Does Santa Exist? is the perfect stocking stuffer for the deep thinker on everyone’s list....