The Worker in Sandalwood by Marjorie Pickthall

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A classic Canadian Christmas tale features Hyacinthe, a poor apprentice left to complete an intricate cabinet on Christmas Eve, who is aided in his tiresome task by a mysterious, gentle carpenter who comes to help just in time.

About Marjorie Pickthall

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Frances Tyrrell lives and works in Oakville, Ontario, Canada. Her other books include Woodland Nutcracker (Key Porter) and Woodland Christmas (Scholastic Canada). She has been short-listed twice for the Governor General's Award for children's illustration.
Published September 10, 2010 by Kessinger Publishing, LLC. 24 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books, Crafts, Hobbies & Home. Fiction

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Tyrrell's delicate, finely drawn illustrations (reminiscent of Susan Jeffers and Nancy Ekholm Burkert) grace this 1914 short story about a mistreated carpenter's apprentice on Christmas Eve.

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