Harriet and George's Christmas Treat by Nancy Carlson
(Harriet Books)

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This delightful story plays on our love-hate relationship with fruitcake--the celebrated, yet much maligned, Christmas tradition. Readers join Harriet and George as they go to hilarious lengths to avoid Ms. Hoozit and her dreaded Christmas treat.
 

About Nancy Carlson

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Children's author and illustrator, Nancy Carlson was born and raised in Edina, Minnesota. Ever since kindergarten she knew that was what she wanted to do. She attended the Minneapolis College of Art and Design where she majored in printmaking. Nancy has written and illustrated over 40 titles. Some of her titles include the Louann Pig series, Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come, How to Lose All Your Friends, and It's Not My Fault. They address some of the challenges faced by kids and how to positively deal with them. In recognition of her works, Nancy has earned several awards including the Children's Choice Award from the International Reading Association and Children's Book Council and the Minnesota Children's Museum Great Friends to Kids Award. Nancy currently resides in Minnesota.
 
Published January 1, 2001 by Carolrhoda Books. 32 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Fruitcake, that proto-matter, one of the only unnatural substances known to have survived The Flood, seems to exist mainly for a good joke.

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Harriet the pup decides to share with her brother after all in the 20th-anniversary edition of Harriet's Halloween Candy by Nancy Carlson, now in a larger format.

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Christmas nibblers everywhere are sure to relate to Carlson's (Louanne Pig in the Mysterious Valentine) tale of the dreaded Yuletide fruitcake.

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