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Mary T. Waggaman was one of the great Catholic authors of the first half of the 20th century. Her books for Catholic children were amongst the most popular of her time.
This is the story of Tom and his family. Upon his fathers death, Tom is left to help his mother take care of the family, including his younger siblings.
Tom has a great adventure as he attempts to save Christmas for his younger siblings. His unexpected encounter with a thief changes both of their lives.
Originally published in 1897 by Benziger Brothers.
Originally 150 pages.
Intended for boys and girls 10 and up. The main character is a 16 year old boy.
See more by author: Mary T. Waggaman
See more in series: Benziger Brother's Fiction
Parents warning: There is mention of the non-existence of Santa in this book. The reader would certainly already know this, but younger siblings may be caught off guard.