Based on a true story, Little Joe’s Christmas, by James F. Conroy, tells the heartwarming tale of a little boy’s faith and courage to keep the Christmas spirit alive. Faced with the cancellation of Christmas festivities at school, Little Joe asks his friend, the author, for help. Little Joe brings a special message, delivered through a Christmas card, from Santa Claus to his classroom. Through his belief in Santa and desire to save Christmas, Little Joe becomes a hero. Unaware of another development until the end, Little Joe helps his friend restore some faith in himself. With a positive message for every child, and a loveable conclusion for adults, Little Joe’s Christmas will reinvigorate the Christmas spirit in all of us.
Little Joe’s Christmas is the first children’s book by James F. Conroy. James was born in New York City and raised in Connecticut where he still resides. Mr. Conroy knows Little Joe through his parents, Joe and Sheelah Quinn, through yacht racing. With the urging of Little Joe’s mother, Sheelah, and concerned about some of the anti- Christian sentiments emanating during the Christmas Holidays, James went ahead with the story.