Littlejim's Gift by Gloria Houston
An Appalachian Christmas Story

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With America at war with Germany, Littlejim's father believes that there is no time for fun despite the coming of the Christmas holidays, but Littlejim practices hard for the Bible competition, hoping to go to the church Christmas tree celebration.
 

About Gloria Houston

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Gloria Houston is the author of numerous books for children, including "My Great-Aunt Arizona", illustrated by Susan Condie Lamb, which was a Smithsonian Treasure, a Family Channel's Best Book, an IRA Teachers' and Children's Choices book, and an NCTE Best Book, among other honors. She also wrote "The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree", illustrated by Barbara Cooney, which was an annual "Publishers Weekly" Bestseller and was named a Best Book of the Decade by the American Library Association. She currently lives in North Carolina. Thomas B. Allen is an author and editor. For more than fifteen years he served with the National Geographic Society as associate chief of the book service. He edited the million-plus bestseller "We Americans" and has published numerous works of fiction and non-fiction, including "War Games. "Allen and Polmar have collaborated in writing seven books and numerous articles. Both live in the Washington area.
 
Published October 6, 1994 by Philomel Books. 1 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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A native of the Appalachians, Houston (The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree) obviously writes from the heart. Though injured while trying to prove to his exacting father that he is a ``man,'' Little

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In this continuation of Houston's (Littlejim) saga about an Appalachian boy, Littlejim's dreams go far beyond the Creek.

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The boy manages to win the contest, purchase the doll that his younger sister longs for, and soften his father's stony demeanor in this unabashedly sentimental-but affecting-tale.

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