A Russian village in the 20th century; Alexi, a boy full of questions; a babushka brimming with memories–and Christmas approaching. The church has been closed for 60 years. But once it was “as crowded as a pod full of peas.” “Why can’t we celebrate Christmas tomorrow in St. Nicholas?” Alexi asks. The answer is that it would take a miracle. . . Hardcover. 32 pictures.