Later that night at home, Amanda sat her gift on the table and wished for a shiny tree to put the package under, but Mommy said there was no money for a tree this year so she would just pretend! Though published as fiction, the story Bledsoe tells has the ring of truth, plus the asset of his lean prose and carefully nuanced delivery. When they arrived at the church, there were about 100 kids already there and all were looking excited. When Whitey's money is stolen just a few days before Christmas, Jerry secretly replaces the money and is forever changed by the joy of his selfless gift. The paper and ribbon began to fly in every direction as the children tore into the wrappings to see what gift they received. The boys find the perfect doll and ask the mother of one of their friends if she can help transform an ordinary doll into an angel for Sandy. My copy is signed by the author Jerry Bledsoe, who is known for his true crime books. Finally, her brother realized he could buy a regular doll Last Monday, I borrowed several Christmas books from my Library.
The events in this movie are life changing for him. The story of two small town boys from different sides of the tracks: 1950's childhood and self-redemption. Inspired by her favorite book, the classic The Littlest Angel, Sandy hopes for an angel doll for Christmas. When Whitey's money is stolen just a few days before Christmas, Jerry secretly replaces the money and is forever changed by the joy of his selfless gift. Next to Michael Welsh and Cody Newton, The Angel Doll also features a strong line-up of grown up acting talent, including Oscar winner Keith Carradine Nashville, The Long Riders , Oscar nominee Diana Scarwid, Betsy Brantley, Pat Hingle and Nick Searcy. The book was written by a man who wrote for one of our local papers where I grew up.
Good story to remind a person about what is important. Whitey is devoted to his polio-stricken sister, who has a fondness for angels, and likes to be read to from her favorite book, The Littlest Angel. When they arrived at the church, there were about 100 kids already there and all were looking excited. Every day Whitey Black reads The Littlest Angel to his sister Sandy, a four-year-old stricken with polio. During their shopping day out in town, Sara sees the most beautiful angel doll in a gift shop window. Death Death of a child--Yep, children die through both accident and illness--sadly, even abuse.
A nice start to my Christmas reading this year. Along the way, they overcome fear, prejudice and theft as they learn the true meaning of the holiday spirit. It's a story of a brothers love for his sister and a special friendship between that boy and the author. Life was hard on the young mother and most nights she would drink herself into a stupor after Amanda went to bed, at least that way she could go to sleep without the worry of tomorrow running through her head. She was an answer to the little girl's prayers for something to hold and love. One of the most compelling messages of the story shines through at the end when Jerry realizes that Whitey is gone. Good story to remind a person about what is important.
Thus it is that Whitey and Jerry embark upon a lengthy, adventure-laden journey in search of the elusive doll, meeting people of all sorts and all temperaments along the way. Whitey and his best friend--both ten years old--set out on a mission to get Sandy her doll. Linda reached out, touching the ribbons, making her heart hurt at the thought that there was no tree for her child to put it under. This was one of them. I remember sitting on the top of my bunk bed with my little sister and reading it to her by the light of the Christmas lights outside our window. The father always hears our prayers and sends to us what he knows we need at that time in our lives. There was real love in the boy for his sister and he just wanted to make her happy.
They learn what is truly important as their lives and the lives of others are. Cast Cast overview, first billed only:. You see, the little doll Maggie was not a doll at all but an angel sent by the Lord to watch over Amanda. The story is not about Christmas but about the way in which the short encounters we have with others can last us a lifetime. It is an enchanting and touching true story told through the eyes of Jerry Barlow Michael Welch , a ten-year-old boy.
. Year Released 2000 Cast Includes Cody Newton, Michael Welch, Diana Scarwid, Keith Carradine, Betsy Brantley Rate Movie: © 2011-19 Countdown Until Christmas. Whitey and his best friend--both ten years The Angel Doll by by Jerry Bledsoe is a Christmas story set in the early 1950s in Thomasville, North Carolina. It is the story of two little boys, age 10, who shared a paper route. It was short and sounded poignant. It is a story of hope and of the beautiful response some people find in Jerry Bledsoe allows us to journey with him back into his childhood, to meet and enjoy those places, events and people that fill his memories.
The fact that this happened in real life is what makes this story so captivating. Originally intended for theatrical release, is an adaptation of 's bestselling novel of the same name. When mischief casts Whitey and Jerry into a shared paper route, Jerry quickly learns of Whitey's desire to buy his sister an angel doll for Christmas. It's a story of a brothers love for his sister and a special friendship between that boy and the author. Life for Amanda was different now, she had children of her own but she never forgot Jesus and how he had given her the little doll on her first real Christmas. Not many boys their age would go to the lengths these boys did to give a little girl the Christmas gift she wished for. One wishes, however, that the illustrations by Tim Rickard were a tad more sophisticated.
A young mother is widowed while either pregnant or with a new baby girl and a six year old son. The story is a very effective combination of childhood nostalgia with all its enchanting features and sincere messages of life. But as Whitey saves up money from his daily newspaper route to buy Sandy a real angel doll for Christmas, he discovers that there are no such dolls for sale in their small town. It was also a gift of sacrifice and love--without being a direct punishment for his theft of candy. In this story, Whitey, a poor boy lives with his widowed mother and sick sister. Originally intended for theatrical release, is an adaptation of 's bestselling novel of the same name.