"Christmas is coming!" Erkki sings as he runs home on a cold, dark December day. Why does thinking of Christmas keep him warm and excited? He can barely wait for Chirstmas Eve, with its candles in the window and fragrant tree at home, the children's pieces given at the church, and Matti, oldest of the ten brotheres and sisters, surprising them with presents that he buys.
Ten-year-old Erkki is happy until he reaches the Seppala home and hears the bad news: the stone barge Matti is on at sea is missing. What has happened to Matti? Worry and sadness fill their hearts. How can they find the spirit of Christmas that means so much to them?
As Erkki worries about missing Matti and that Christmas spirit, he suddenly thinks of something he can do for his family. But will he be able to keep everything he does a secret until Christmas Eve?
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Lee Kingman's daughter writes of Lee Kingman, "My first memories of my mother, Lee Kingman, were the sound of her typewriter, clickety-clacking away, as she wrote one of her 26 books. Books were such a given in our house in Gloucester, Massachusetts, that it took me years to understand what a good writer she is and to appreciate her many accomplishments: as the author of fiction for children and young adults, as an editor, reviewer, 1940 Smith College graduate, wife of Robert Natti (whose family inspired a number of her books), and mother to me and my brother Peter. She was also one of the renowned Folly Cove Designers, creating block-printed textile designs, and is an enthusiast of piano duets with me."
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