The True Gift: A Christmas Story

Patricia MacLachlan (Author) Brian Floca (Illustrator)
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Description

All year long Lily and Liam look forward to Christmas on their grandparents' farm. It's always the perfect trip -- walking to the lilac library, trimming the tree, giving gifts. But this year, thanks to a white cow alone in the meadow, things will be different. This Christmas, Lily and Liam will find out the meaning of a true gift.

From one of our most beloved authors comes a brand-new holiday classic that rings in the season by celebrating the joys of family, community, and true giving.

Product Details

Price
$14.99
Publisher
Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Publish Date
October 06, 2009
Pages
81
Dimensions
5.2 X 7.1 X 0.6 inches | 0.4 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781416990819

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About the Author

Patricia MacLachlan is the author of many well-loved novels and picture books, including Sarah, Plain and Tall, winner of the Newbery Medal; its sequels, Skylark and Caleb's Story; Edward's Eyes; The True Gift; Waiting for the Magic; White Fur Flying; and Fly Away. She lives in western Massachusetts.

Brian Floca is the author and illustrator of the acclaimed picture books Locomotive, winner of the Caldecott Medal and a New York Times bestseller; Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11; and Lightship, each a Robert F. Sibert Honor Book. He is the illustrator of numerous additional books, including Avi's Poppy series. You can visit him online at BrianFloca.com.

Reviews

"Newbery Medalist MacLachlan offers a quietly moving Christmas story that illustrates the power of children to change their world.... Floca's delicate, full-page pencil illustrations complement the text with understated emotion."
"The simple, elegant prose tells a warm family story with a classic holiday theme. Floca's graphite and ebony pencil drawings are lush with evocative detail and perfectly complement this lovely offering."
"With MacLachlan's well-drawn characters and Floca's simple pencil and graphite drawings, it's a poignant story with a classic feel."