The True Gift by Patricia MacLachlan
A Christmas Story

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Experience the magic of authentic giving in this holiday classic from the Newbery Award–winning author of Sarah, Plain and Tall.

All year long Lily and Liam look forward to the holidays at their grandparents’ farm. It’s always the perfect trip: walking to the lilac library, trimming the tree, giving gifts. But this year, thanks to a white cow alone in the meadow, things will be different. This holiday, Lily and Liam will find out the meaning of a special gift.

This holiday classic from a beloved author rings in the season by celebrating the joys of family, community, and true giving.

About Patricia MacLachlan

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Author Patricia MacLachlan was born in Cheyenne, Wyoming on March 3, 1938. She received a B.A. from the University of Connecticut in 1962 and taught English at a junior high school until 1979. She began writing picture books and novels at the age of thirty-five. She won the Golden Kite Award for Arthur, for the Very First Time and the 1986 Newbery Medal for Sarah, Plain and Tall. Her other well-known books include The Facts and Fictions of Minna Pratt, Skylark, Journey, Baby, and Three Names. She currently lives in Williamsburg, Massachusetts with her husband. Tim Jessell is the illustrator of many books for children. He lives in Stillwater, Oklahoma, with his wife and children.
Published September 23, 2009 by Atheneum Books for Young Readers. 95 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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Our star rating assesses the media's overall quality.Find out more Parents need to know that this is a gentle book with absolutely nothing to be concerned about, and one that carries strong messages of love, caring, giving, and selflessness as the bringers of true joy and contentment,...

Oct 16 2009 | Read Full Review of The True Gift: A Christmas Story

Liam and Lily are models both of caring siblings and compassionate people who put others before themselves and inspire caring in those around them, even strangers.

Oct 16 2009 | Read Full Review of The True Gift: A Christmas Story

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