The Money We'll Save by Brock Cole

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One of Horn Book's Best Picture Books of 2011

When Pa brings a turkey poult home to fatten for Christmas dinner, he assures Ma that it will be no trouble since it can live in a box by the stove and eat table scraps--and just think of the money we'll save! But it's not quite so simple to raise a turkey in a tiny flat in a nineteenth-century New York City tenement. Can Pa and the children manage the willful and growing Alfred and keep the neighbors happy until Christmas? Pa finds a solution for every difficulty--until he encounters one that threatens to ruin Christmas completely. How the family joins together to solve this last difficulty makes for a very funny and satisfying holiday story.


About Brock Cole

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Brock Cole is the author/illustrator of many picture books and young adult novels. He lives in Buffalo, New York.
Published October 11, 2011 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR). 40 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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When Pa brings home a turkey poult to raise for Christmas dinner, hilarious complications ensue in this heartwarming family story set in 19th-century New York City.

Sep 01 2011 | Read Full Review of The Money We'll Save

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The inevitable follow-up to “The Perfect Thanksgiving,” Eileen Spinelli’s story compares Abigail Archer’s prim holiday — “perfect as can be” with its Pottery Barn-approved silver-ball bowls and hand-hung holly — with the narrator’s artificial tree and bargain-bin ornaments.

Nov 30 2011 | Read Full Review of The Money We'll Save

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