A Christmas Gift For Mama by Lauren Thompson

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A heartwarming holiday story that has special meaning in today's world.

Winter has come early to the city, and by the time Christmas week arrives, Grace and her mother feel as if the cold wind will never stop blowing. Times are hard for everyone this year, but especially so for Grace and her mother, since Grace's father died the spring before. Christmas was always a time of cheer and celebration before Papa died, but this year, in their cold, small apartment, and with Mama working long hours for a seamstress, Christmas has lost its magic.
 

About Lauren Thompson

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Lauren Thompson is the author of several New York Times bestselling children's books, including the much-beloved Little Quack series and the award-winning picture book POLAR BEAR NIGHT. She is also the author of THE APPLE PIE THAT PAPA BAKED and BALLERINA DREAMS: A TRUE STORY. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband, Robert, and their son, Owen. You can visit her website at www.laurenthompson.net.
 
Published October 1, 2003 by Scholastic Press. 48 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Muth's idyllic, wintry watercolors and pastels set the mood as “the night begins to thrum with magic, the kind of magic that makes reindeer fly.” Readers, like Santa, will feel the magic, too.

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Moore to the contrary, a curious mouse is indeed stirring in this tale," noted PW.

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Moore to the contrary, a curious mouse is indeed stirring in Mouse's First Christmas by Lauren Thompson, illus.

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Rich shades of evergreen, cranberry and midnight blue thinly applied to canvas form the inviting backdrop for this tale of a curious young mouse who explores the sensory delights of Christmas Eve, from things that are ""sweet and sparkly"" (a cookie) to ""jingly and glinty"" (a jingle bell)--even...

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