Hans went searching for an adventure.
And two meals a day.
And a pair of real shoes.
But winter has arrived and with it something dark and lonely. But Christmas is coming. And for a Mennonite boy from Ukraine who grew up with nothing and was not allowed to celebrate any religion, Hans learns that winter can bring sunny days and unexpected gifts.
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Throughout my life, my grandpa, John (Hans) Hamm, has told me many stories about his life and his time in Europe during WWII.
This story from Christmas 1943 has always touched my heart. I decided to turn it into a children’s book so my children, and others, can enjoy this heartwarming true story.
And now Grandpa’s remarkable experience can live on through the words and illustrations of this book.
Thank you, Grandpa, for letting me share this story.