The warm, wonderful, real life tale of the family that brings the Christmas spirit to life on a street corner in Manhattan Every holiday season for nearly twenty years, Billy Romp, his wife, and their three children have spent nearly a month living in a tiny camper and selling Christmas trees on Jane Street in New York City They arrive from Vermont the day after Thanksgiving and leave just in time to make it home for Christmas morningand for a few weeks they transform a corner of the Big Apple into a Frank Capra esque small town alive with heartwarming holiday spirit.Christmas on Jane Street is about the transformative power of lovelove of parent and child, of merchant and customer, of stranger and neighbor The ideal Christmas story, it is about the lasting and profound difference that one person can make to a family and one family can make to a community.A lovely, lovingly illustrated little gem of a book, this delightful tenth anniversary edition of a beloved Christmas classic tells the poignant, inspiring story of an unforgettable family and the warm, wide circle of friends who have welcomed them to the neighborhood....
|Title||:||Christmas on Jane Street: A True Story|
|Publisher||:||William Morrow Paperbacks Reprint edition November 4, 2008|
|Number of Pages||:||160 pages|
|File Size||:||980 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Christmas on Jane Street: A True Story Reviews
This was a light read for me but entertaining. I enjoyed reading about Christmas in New York and how the families that sell the trees live during the weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas. At the center of this story, you have a father with a daughter who is growing up and following interests he didn't anticipate. He reacts in typical father fashion by trying to stop her from veering from the life he thought she wanted. At times, I really disliked the dad, but I still understood what was happening to them.
This was a decent read. Kind of dragged at the end. When Ellie didn’t return the nite of the Nutcracker why did her father wait until 7 AM to make a phone call? I could never live a camper that small for a month let alone with 3 young children & a husband. All in all I’m glad I read it,
This is a sweet, true story about a family from Vermont that travels to New York City for the Christmas season every year, and sets up a Christmas tree stand. On the year that this story takes place, the father learns lessons about the true meaning of Christmas and of fatherhood from his daughter.
Absolutely loved it. I grew up in the Village. Don't get in as often as before, but do pass Jane St. on my way to the "old neighborhood.
I read about this book somewhere last Christmas. I tried to get it in book form thru Amazon but it was not available - bummer. So I was thrilled when I saw it this year offered thru Goodreads! It is a perfect Christmas book - I love nutcrackers, too.
This is a fun read. I recommend it for everyone who celebrates Christmas and wants to know which kind of Christmas tree to buy. It is about the family business selling Christmas trees one month a year in NYC. They live in Vermont the rest of the year. His major Christmas gift was one that is not physical.
It's fun and interesting to learn about this family's business. They leave their Vermont home every December to sell Christmas trees in a friendly neighborhood in New York City. What makes this particular December meaningful is the lessons this dad learns about his daughter, her heart, and true giving. I highly recommend Christmas on Jane Street.
My husband and I both read this and adored it!!! Maybe because we lived in Vermont for a couple of years, and absolutely love New England...maybe because we love the simple farm life and all that entails, while yet appreciating the fine arts, as well...whatever the case, the sweet truths in this story are just incredibly heart-warming. This is a story we will be reading every Christmas.