Dec. 7: Herkimer the Magic Christmas Bird
This story is the most fun in the Advent Tree collection. And I’m almost sure you’ve never heard it. You see, my sister has researched it and it was only published this one time. My mother, brilliant as she is, saved it. So, unless you happened to read the December 1978 Family Circle Magazine, you have never seen or heard this delightful tale. (I wish they would reintroduce it, because it is a great story that a new generation of children would love.)
It has all the great Disney characters, Mickey Mouse, Goofy, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, and Clara Bell Cow, who various family members imitate each year as we read. The artistry is brilliant. The story touching. And Herkimer is indeed the Magic Christmas Bird. Please read this delightful tale about two woodcutters, mungo beans, and a beautiful bird who wants to save his home and much more.
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