The Archangel's Gift

by Dick Morgan



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/30/2012

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 150
ISBN : 9781477205150
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 150
ISBN : 9781477205143
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 150
ISBN : 9781477205136

About the Book

Jamie is an intelligent but rather self centered almost-nine year old girl who is counting and shaking her presents on Christmas Eve. After a failed attempt to read the Christmas story, Jamie’s father gives her a strange gift- a wooden statue of an old, fat, balding angel with tattered wings. Because of a wish that Jamie makes earlier in the evening, the statue comes to life at her bedside, and the irascible old angel takes her on a magical journey back in time to the first Christmas night in Bethlehem. Gabe (Archangel, Retired) is a cigar smoking, seat-of-the-pants kind of angel who tries very hard not to swear, and who says to Jamie, “Don’t worry, I’ve never lost anyone on these trips…not yet, anyway.” And of course, that’s just what happens… During her night’s adventure, Jamie manages to meet two of the wise-men, a couple of shepherd boys, and eventually a shivering, young new mother, where Jamie’s spontaneous act of kindness changes Christmas forever.

About the Author

Dick Morgan has been writing magazine articles and short stories for more than 40 years. He has had several short stories published in literary magazines, and four feature length articles published in Taekwondo Times Magazine. He was awarded an NEA for short fiction in 1982. He won first prize in the Willamette Writers contest, juvenile fiction category, in 1983. His short story collection, Sailing Away, was published in June, 2000. His non-fiction book, Warrior Mind, was published in 2009. Mr. Morgan holds a 7th degree black belt in Korean Hapkido. He and his wife, Lonnie, live in Portland, Oregon.