- ISBN: 1433501422, 9781433501425
- Page count: 224
- Published: 2008-08-31
- Format: Paperback
- Publisher: Crossway
Blends fantasy and allegory to give families and children a fresh look at the wonder of the Incarnation and of the "Christmas" that occurs when God finds a lost sinner.
Dylan loves his familyâ€™s yearly vacation to Holiday and wishes it could last all year. When he finds a flyer asking if heâ€™d like to keep Holiday, he encounters a bigger and better Holiday than the one his family has always visited; he also learns that entering it requires the Founderâ€™s authorization. Thus begins Dylanâ€™s quest to meet the one of whom people keep saying: "You canâ€™t find the Founder; he finds you./Heâ€™s not just the Founder, heâ€™s the Finder too."
As Dylan reads of Holidayâ€™s origins, he experiences a number of adventures and meets characters who represent the sights and sounds he always finds in Holiday-characters who explain how each of these familiarities points to the Founderâ€™s previous rescue of the cityâ€™s inhabitants. And the more Dylan learns, the more he longs to personally know the one who holds the key to entering the "real Holiday."
Writing for elementary-age children and older, author, teacher, and grandmother Starr Meade offers a book that families can read together, discovering along with Dylan how God brings a person to faith. Keeping Holiday is also a charming, insightful way to help children grasp the meaning of the Incarnation.