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Author: Patricia Polacco
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
Binding Type: Hardcover
Size: 11.30h x 9.10w x 0.40d
Audience: Ages 4-8
Reading Level: 3.9
Point Value: 0.5
Interest Level: Lower Grade
Quiz #/Name: 164868 / Gifts of the Heart
Publishers Weekly 09/16/2013
Kirkus Reviews 01/01/0001
Booklist 12/15/2013 pg. 52
School Library Journal 02/01/2014 pg. 77
About the Author
Each year, Patricia Polacco (www.patriciapolacco.com), beloved creator of over fifty picture books, including Christmas Tapestry and An Orange for Frankie, visits classrooms all over the United States. But Christmastime is a special time of giving for Patricia, who fills her old-timey Union City, Michigan, home with the holiday: Christmas trees decorated with timeless baubles in every room and garlands of pine on the railings and mantels. A highlight is when Santa himself stops by a Christmas party at the village firehouse, accompanied by a real reindeer, to give gifts to the children of the village. In some ways Patricia herself is Kay Lamity, a witty, loving woman who understands what a real gift means.
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