A Transistor Christmas

(1 customer review)

“Rocking Around the Christmas Tree” rang out loud and proud through the ruby red gizmo I balanced in the palm of my hand for the first time that cold December day ….”

Tucked away in Small-Town, America, the turbulent years of the 60’s proved to be a magical time to grow up for author Donna Austgen Frisinger who, thanks to a first-time babysitting job,  earned the money to buy her mother the ground-breaking 1960’s transistor radio, no bigger than a deck of cards.

From the rock ‘n’ roll thrills of  “American Bandstand” to the hide-your-eyes chills of “Shock Theater,” complimented by the beautiful acrylics of award-winning illustrator Vicki Guess, what Donna learned that Christmas season changed her life forever, and is a story that will touch your heart to reflect upon your own childhood transitions when anything and everything seemed possible.


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1 review for A Transistor Christmas

  1. Jenny Baldwin

    I received this book as a gift and was truly delighted to read the sweet story set in a small vintage Indiana town. The illustrations are charming. Most children probably have no idea what a transistor radio is and what a fun story to describe this. The best part is the moral of the story which exemplifies the meaning of sharing and giving. I love the final pages of the book which tell us of the best gift of all which was given to the world.

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