The Angel Doll: A Christmas Story

The Angel Doll A Christmas Story If even a small part of a child still lives within your heart you can t help but be captivated by this deeply moving novella based on bestselling author Jerry Bledsoe s childhood memories Set in a No

  • Title: The Angel Doll: A Christmas Story
  • Author: Jerry Bledsoe
  • ISBN: 9780312171049
  • Page: 267
  • Format: Hardcover
  • If even a small part of a child still lives within your heart, you can t help but be captivated by this deeply moving novella based on bestselling author Jerry Bledsoe s childhood memories.Set in a North Carolina manufacturing town during the 1950s, it is the poignant story of two ten year old boys and their search for an angel doll, a search that turned into a lesson of lIf even a small part of a child still lives within your heart, you can t help but be captivated by this deeply moving novella based on bestselling author Jerry Bledsoe s childhood memories.Set in a North Carolina manufacturing town during the 1950s, it is the poignant story of two ten year old boys and their search for an angel doll, a search that turned into a lesson of love.Every day Whitey Black reads The Littlest Angel to his sister Sandy, a four year old stricken with polio Now she wants just one thing for Christmas an angel doll Unfortunately, in this small North Carolina town, no one has ever heard of such a thing Nevertheless, Whitey Black and his best friend set out to find her one, at great cost and for even greater reward.Along the way they learn much about sadness and heartbreak, but most important, they learn about the transformative power of love.The Angel Doll is about childhood reaching out in later life and grabbing hold never to be forgotten or remembered exactly as it was Timeless and touching, The Angel Doll is sure to become a family favorite and a tradition for years to come.

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  • Jerry Bledsoe

    Jerry Bledsoe is the author of The New York Times 1 bestseller Bitter Blood, and others He has written for Esquire, The New York Times, and many other publications He lives in North Carolina and Virginia.

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  • 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 story is not about Christmas but about the way in which the short encounters we have with others can last us a lifetime. How lives can change in an instant without any sense of fairness and how, even in the happiest of times, the hardness of life can bring all joy to an abrupt end.It is a story of hope and of the beautiful response some people find in [...]


  • I received this book from my Grandma, Christmas 1996 and have read it every single Christmas Eve since. I cry every time still. One of my favorite Christmas books, to remind you what Christmas really is about.


  • I've read this before, but it's been awhile. What a wonderful story of friendship, self-sacrifice and love. A great read anytime, but especially this time of year when we (should) focus on others.


  • It was a book that I bought at a yard sale and the author had actually signed. It's a good short read and it brought me to tears.


  • If this book were pure fiction, I might dismiss it as another schmaltzy holiday book, but the fact that this story is written from memories of actual events makes it something so much more. The fact that this happened in real life is what makes this story so captivating. It is a simple, heartwarming, and very moving tale from Christmas past.



  • The Angel Doll by by Jerry Bledsoe is a Christmas story set in the early 1950s in Thomasville, North Carolina. Sandy Black is a four year old girl who is the victim of poverty in the small, furniture-manufacturing townd a victim of the polio epidemic. She loves her older brother, Whitey, and all things angelic--especially a book called The Littlest Angel. Then, right before Christmas, she makes it known that she wants an angel doll for her present. Whitey and his best friend--both ten years old- [...]


  • Last Monday, I borrowed several Christmas books from my Library. This was one of them. It was short and sounded poignant. It was. It is the story of two little boys, age 10, who shared a paper route. One of the boys had a sister who had contracted polio and had an avid interest in angels. Most of all, she liked the story of "The Littlest Angel." Her brother and his friend looked all over their town for an angel doll for her for Christmas. Finally, her brother realized he could buy a regular doll [...]


  • A short novel, based on an event in a small, rural NC town during Christmas decribes the wonders of Christmas. In this story, Whitey, a poor boy lives with his widowed mother and sick sister. Whitey saves his paper route money to buy his sister an angel doll, but the sister dies before Christmas. The doll ends up in the possession of Whitey's friend, the nameless narrator of the story, who years later discovers that a kindly benefactor donates angel dolls every Christmas to a local children's ho [...]


  • The first time I read this book, I was in the third or fourth grade. I found it in my school library around Christmas and picked it up. 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. It made me cry back the, and still does today. This story is definitely one of my favorite Christmas tales.


  • My brother gave this book to me Christmas 1996 and every year around this time I read it. It's a tender, bittersweet story of friendship, loss, and giving. My copy is signed by the author Jerry Bledsoe, who is known for his true crime books. Just like his book Bitterblood, The Angel Doll was also made into a movie for television and sometimes airs during Christmas.


  • A quick read but a beautiful story.Back Cover Blurb:In a novel set in a 1950's North Carolina town, two boys learn the true meaning of Christmas when they scour the town searching for a doll for a polio-stricken sister.


  • Nostalgic little Christmas story. It's sweet but sad. It did inspire me to read the children's book, The Littlest Angel, again. It's referenced in this book, and I fondly remember reading it as a child.





  • Short and sweet. Wouldn't call it a novella, more of a short story. The font is large and the book is small, makes it look longer than it is.



  • Attended lecture by Bledsoe --mostly asking questions about his crime books.Reread the 1st edition (with illustrations)One to put on Christmas reread list.



  • I really wanted to like this book but it left me feeling unfulfilled as to an impressionable Christmas story. Really not worth the thirty minutes to read this book.


  • Inspirational Christmas book about a doll that has become part of the Christmas tradition for a family.




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