Children's Book Review: A Beautiful Story - Jesus & St. Nick by Sarah French

With the holidays quickly approaching, this is the perfect children's book for families looking to connect the Christian significance of Christmas with the gift giving ideas of St. Nick!  Check out A Beautiful Story:  Jesus & St. Nick, read my thoughts on the book, learn about author Sarah French & enter for a chance to win a prize in the book tour giveaway at the end of this post.

Book Title:  A Beautiful Story: Jesus & St. Nick by Sarah French
Category:  Children's Non-Fiction (ages 3 to 8), 32 pages
Genre:  Children's Book
Publisher:  Sarah French
Release date:   Sep 2023
Content Rating:  G.  Suitable for everyone.


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About the Book

The Christmas season is here, and you once again have to juggle the story of Jesus with good Ole St. Nick…

…but what if you didn’t have to?

This beautifully illustrated bedtime story teaches children the story behind St. Nick and how he was a follower of Jesus too! Children will learn about the birth of Jesus, the importance of giving, and the reason for many of our holiday traditions.

A Beautiful Story: Jesus & St. Nick will quickly become a family favorite. Parents love the values it teaches, and kids love the way it brings the real Christmas story to life! Make this book a Christmas tradition in your household so your kids will grow up understanding why we celebrate Christmas with certain traditions today. And don’t worry! We don’t give away any holiday secrets!
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My Review


A Beautiful Story: Jesus & St. Nick Offers the Perfect Holiday Story for Families Learning (and Teaching) the True Meaning of Christmas. We all have felt that the meaning of Christmas has become a bit lost in the commercialized sea that floods our holiday season. This book is a beautiful little story for families seeking to teach young children about the Christian significance of the Christmas holiday and teaching (and maybe learning, too!) the history and role of St. Nick in holiday traditions. This book is a well-done look at the holiday and the not-so-separate connections between Jesus and Santa!


Warm, Expressive Illustrations Fill Each Page. I loved the warmth of the illustrations from Robert Sauber in this book. So much is added to each page that helps pull readers into the story's tone.  


Would I Recommend A Beautiful Story: Jesus & St. Nick by Sarah French? The author uses Scripture and history in simple ways for young readers to understand--but also detailed enough that the takeaways from the story remain helpful for families. I recommend this book for families with young children seeking to teach the meaning of Christmas and the significance of both Jesus and St. Nick to our holiday celebrations.

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Meet the Author

Sarah French is a three-time Emmy Award-winning journalist. She is a broadcast news anchor for the NBC affiliate, WCNC Charlotte.

Sarah joined WCNC from WHDH in Boston, MA. She was the morning anchor there and joined the team in 2011. She was also the host of What's CookingHow to Help, and Backstage in Boston. Prior to WHDH, Sarah was the morning anchor at WTIC in Hartford, CT. Sarah began her career as a reporter for KOMU in Columbia, MO.

Sarah brings rich experience covering major world events. She was on the ground covering the Boston Marathon bombing, the destructive aftermath of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, and the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China. She holds three prestigious Emmy Awards. She also received the "Speak for Thyself Award" honoring community advocates and non-profit leaders, as well as Boston’s Most Exceptional Women Honoree.

Sarah is an inspirational champion for several notable causes, including the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the Susan G. Komen Foundation. She is also an advocate for domestic violence victims. After the tragic death of her friend and colleague, Alice Morrin, Sarah worked tirelessly with Connecticut legislators to pass a 911 texting bill after Alice's death.

Sarah is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism. In 2021, she went back to school and earned her Master of Journalism degree. After covering the Boston Marathon bombing, Sarah decided her research would focus on how to help journalists who cover traumatic events.

​Sarah is a member of Cherokee nation. She grew up in Arkansas and lives in Charlotte with her husband and two kids. They also have two dogs, Buddy and Teddy! Sarah is a huge fan of the theater and enjoys spending her free time with family. Sarah also volunteers in the children's ministry of her church.

connect with author: website

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