I don’t want to say too much about this story because it will spoil the details for you. It is a Christmas story of sorts, and in a sense it has a feeling similar to the classic movie, It’s a Wonderful Life. And it also deals with some of the same big questions: What is a life worth? What are you willing to sacrifice for someone else?
It’s very short, and you’ll undoubtedly read it in a single sitting (perhaps in under an hour), but take your time. It’s puzzling at first, then intriguing, and ultimately touching and satisfying. And the illustrations are wonderful.