The Peterkins' Christmas by Elizabeth Spurr

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Their usual silliness reigns as the eccentric Peterkin family prepares for Christmas.
 

About Elizabeth Spurr

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Elizabeth Spurr, like the Peterkins, also has a large family. The mother of five children, she currently resides near the beach in central California. She is the author of more than twenty books for children. Wendy Anderson Halperin is an acclaimed artist who has illustrated dozens of books for children, including "Let's Go Home" by Cynthia Rylant, "Soft House" by Jane Yolen, and "Turn, Turn, Turn!" by Peter Seeger. She lives in South Haven, Michigan.
 
Published September 1, 1999 by Hyperion. 32 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In the late-19th century, Lucretia Hale's hilarious Peterkin Papers followed the misadventures of a family who were the ancestors of The Stupids and Amelia Bedelia.

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In the late-19th century, Lucretia Hale’s hilarious Peterkin Papers followed the misadventures of a family who were the ancestors of The Stupids and Amelia Bedelia.

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This adapted excerpt from the 19th-century classic The Peterkin Papers focuses on the foolish family’s preparations for Christmas, with the specific problems of a Christmas tree that’s too tall for the parlor, a lack of proper decorations for such a huge tree, and a piano that can be played only ...

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Halperin's (Love Is… ) intricately framed watercolors, comfortably packed with cozy period detail, punctuate the text's quirky, warm tone.

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