On Christmas Eve by Ann M. Martin

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A heartfelt gift for every family, sure to be shared over and over each year.

Eight-year-old Tess is convinced this is the year she will finally meet Santa and experience the "Christmas magic." She also wishes with all her heart that her best friend's ill father will recover. Tess's faith in the season results in a Christmas Eve so wondrous, so sparkling, readers won't be able to help but feel transformed. Like trimming the tree and "It's a Wonderful Life"; baking cookies and "White Christmas"; ON CHRISTMAS EVE is sure to bring new holiday magic to readers' lives.

About Ann M. Martin

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Ann M. Martin's The Baby-Sitters Club series sold over 176 million copies and inspired a generation of young readers. Her novels include the Main Street series, BELLE TEAL, the Newbery Honor book A CORNER OF THE UNIVERSE, HERE TODAY, A DOG'S LIFE, and ON CHRISTMAS EVE, as well as the much-loved collaborations P.S, LONGER LETTER LATER and SNAIL MAIL NO MORE with Paula Danziger, and THE DOLL PEOPLE and THE MEANEST DOLL IN THE WORLD, written with Laura Godwin and illustrated by Brian Selznick. She lives in upstate New York.
Published October 29, 2013 by Scholastic Paperbacks. 164 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Health, Fitness & Dieting. Fiction

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Third-grader Tess is convinced that this year (1938) she will meet the real Santa and experience “the Christmas magic.” Instead of leaving him cookies, she buys him a gift of a snow globe and wishes that her best-friend Sarah’s father could be home from the hospital for the holiday.

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Although Tess's older sister can think of several reasons why Santa cannot possibly exist, Tess retains her faith and on Christmas Eve indeed witnesses miraculous events shortly after midnight.

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Comforting family traditions and the exciting, true magic of Christmas crackles through Martin's brief, heartfelt novel set in the late 1950s.

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Need a good book to curl up on the couch with this Christmas?

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