I Wonder as I Wander
by Gwenyth Swain. Illustrated by Ronald Himler.
A moving story of hope and love, woven around a Christmas hymn. In this fictional account of the song's origin, a girl writes a song that expresses her feelings about Jesus while dealing with the loss of her mother and life on the roads of Appalachia after her father becomes an itinerant preacher.Published by Eerdmans Books for Young Readers