My Thoughts -Oddball Ornaments: The Story of Forgiveness Author: Terry Overton
About the Book
Book: Oddball Ornaments: The Story of Forgiveness
Author: Terry Overton
Genre: Children’s (Young chapter book, middle grade reader) Christmas Story
Release date: July 25, 2022
Every Thanksgiving, the Oddball Ornaments are pulled out of the attic and hung on the tree to enjoy the holiday season with the humans. Last Christmas, the Oddballs learned that “Turkey Day” and “Box Day” weren’t about them but about a special Baby. This Christmas, the Oddball Ornaments can’t wait to learn more about this special holiday. But when a new ornament is hung on the tree, they find themselves left with even more questions than before. What does a drummer boy have to do with Christmas? In this heartwarming story for children of all ages, the Oddball Ornaments will see how Christmas is all about love and forgiveness and how God can take a broken family and heal hurting hearts.
Terry Overton obtained her Ph.D. in Psychology and her Ed. D. in special education. She taught in public schools and was a school psychologist and a professor before retiring in 2016. She began her second “career” after retirement and now writes Christian fiction books and devotionals and hopes to share the Christian worldview through her writing. Her novels, middle grade readers, and picture books seek to entertain readers through the travel experiences and characters included in her books. She currently resides in Laguna Vista, Texas, near the Texas-Mexico border. She enjoys Biblical history and general Bible studies, writing, and enjoying family and friends. She has seven grandchildren and one great granddaughter.
More from Terry
This is the second book of the children’s Christmas series: Oddball Ornaments. The whole idea came to me while looking at the ornaments of my tree one year and wondering, “If they could talk to each other, what would they say?” In both books, the ornaments are alive and can hear their humans, but the humans cannot hear the ornaments talk. It was fun to write these characters and to help teach these imaginary friends lessons about Christmas and forgiveness.
Our favorite bunch of ornaments are back with Oddball Ornaments: The Story of Forgiveness. This story is written by Terry Overton. I read this story with my 9 and 11 year old sons and we enjoyed it very much.
This is a story about ornaments who are usually up on an attic shelf in a box all year long, and then they are brought down for Christmas time. They are oddballs -because they are not part of a set. But that is what makes them unique. In this story the ornaments learn about Jesus and the real reason for celebration of Christmas. This was great addition to our family to remember the significance of Christmas.
The book is easy to read for middle grade readers. My 9 year old had no issues reading outloud. Thank you to the author, publisher and Celebrate Lit for allowing me to read a copy of this book - all thoughts are my own.