A lovely, lovingly illustrated little gem of a book, this delightful tenth anniversary edition of a beloved Christmas classic tells the poignant, inspiring story of an unforgettable family that brings the Christmas spirit to life on a street corner in Manhattan and the warm, wide circle of friends who have welcomed them to the neighborhood.
Every holiday season for nearly twenty years, Billy Romp, his wife, and their three children have spent nearly a month living in a tiny camper and selling Christmas trees on Jane Street in New York City. They arrive from Vermont the day after Thanksgiving and leave just in time to make it home for Christmas morning—and for a few weeks they transform a corner of the Big Apple into a Frank Capra-esque small town alive with heartwarming holiday spirit.
Christmas on Jane Street is about the transformative power of love—love of parent and child, of merchant and customer, of stranger and neighbor. The ideal Christmas story, it is about the lasting and profound difference that one person can make to a family and one family can make to a community.
About the Author
Billy Romp, his wife, and their three children live in rural Salisbury, Vermont—when they're not spreading Christmas cheer in Manhattan.
Wanda Urbanska is the coauthor of Simple Living and Moving to a Small Town. She lives with her son in Mount Airy, North Carolina.
“ [A] sweet tale, a cross between It’s a Wonderful Life and A Christmas Carol”
— USA Today
“This true story tells how a tomboy blossoms, a daddy reconciles to that fact and how friendly New Yorkers really are.”
— Dallas Morning News
“A heartwarming story”
“A touching tale fragrant with the season … a special treat for those who love Christmas trees.”
— Tampa Tribune