One Last Christmas

Author: Joyce Livingston
Publisher: Barbour Publishing
ISBN: 1624162959
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Sylvia has one last Christmas, after that, her husband of twenty-five years will do the unthinkable - divorce her. Out of agonizing prayer and reflection Sylvia Benson has developed a plan: Maybe if Randy sees what he'll be leaving behind, he'll change his mind. Randy Benson believes the love in his marriage has died. Sylvia was always so busy with everything else she could barely make time for him - so it only made sense to throw himself into his work. Now, to make the process as easy as possible, he'll give his wife one last Christmas together in exchange for an uncontested divorce. How can Sylvia expect one week of bliss to undo so many years of mistakes?

Arthur S Perfect Christmas

Author: Marc Tolon Brown
Publisher: Turtleback Books
ISBN: 9781417737192
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Even without snow, turkey dinner and a perfect tree, Arthur and his family and friends have a wonderful Christmas--and Hanukkah--celebration.

Christmas Stories

Author: Laura Ingalls Wilder
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0064420817
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Gentle adaptations of Laura Ingalls Wilder's celebrated Little House stories have been gathered together here in two new titles in our Little House Chapter Book series. In Christmas Stories, join Laura and her family for some pioneer Christmas celebrations. Christmas on the frontier means visits from friends, good things to eat, and presents! For Laura, every Christmas in the little house is better than the one before. Laura and her friends share wonderful adventures in Little House Friends. From racing ponies with cousin Lena to bobsled rides with Cap Garland and the gang, Laura loves spending time with her friends. Even mean old Nellie Oleson can't spoil Laura's fun!With simple text, entertaining stories, and Renee Graef's beautiful black-and-white artwork, Little House Chapter Books are the perfect way to introduce beginning chapter-book readers to the world of Little House.

The Polar Express

Author: Chris Van Allsburg
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547771282
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1986 Caldecott Medal Winner A young boy, lying awake one Christmas Eve, is welcomed aboard a magical trip to the North Pole . . . Through dark forests, over tall mountains, and across a desert of ice, the Polar Express makes its way to the city atop the world, where the boy will make his Christmas wish. For millions of readers worldwide, this mysterious journey to the North Pole has become a beloved classic. In this 30th anniversary edition, the inimitable artistry of Chris Van Allsburg is revealed in a never-before-seen fashion, with a new jacket design and expanded interior layout. Includes an author’s note.

The Feast Of Christmas

Author: Joseph F. Kelly
Publisher: Liturgical Press
ISBN: 0814639321
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Many Christians struggle to balance the religious and secular elements of Christmas, but the history of the feast shows that this is nothing new. The religious Christmas has changed over the centuries and, contrary to many critics, is thriving today. This brief, accessible account will explain that: The first Christians did not celebrate Christmas at al. The earliest mention of the feast occurs in the fourth century. In the Middle Ages Christmas moved into northern Europe where it became a major winter festival, competing with the pagan Yule. During the sixteenth century some Christians objected to Christmas because they claimed it had no biblical foundation. In England and New England the Puritans made it a crime to celebrate it! The modern secular Christmas arose in the nineteenth century, but the religious Christmas continued to grow in popularity and meshed well with the developing emphasis on Christmas as a day for family and friends. In today's world, rampant consumerism threatens the religious Christmas, but it continues not only to survive but to flourish, taking on new life and new forms. By tracing these and other aspects of the religious celebration of Christmas through the centuries, Joseph F. Kelly does much more than provide us with interesting facts. He reassures us that though the religious Christmas may not be in its traditional form, it is indeed alive and well, and has a bright and promising future. Joseph F. Kelly, PhD, is professor of religious studies at John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio. He is author of The Origins of Christmas, An Introduction to the New Testament for Catholics, The Collegeville Church History Timeline, The Birth of Jesus According to the Gospels, and The Ecumenical Councils of the Catholic Church, al published by Liturgical Press.

The Widows Club

Author: Joyce Livingston
Publisher: Barbour Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 9781597890694
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Valentine Denay seems to have it all in finances and nice possessions--the only thing missing is her husband, Carter. Can she find a way to fill the aching void he left behind? She has already opened her house each morning for coffee with two other widows in the cul-de-sac. But when a new widow in the neighborhood, a church fundraising project, and a pregnant soldier's wife all come knocking at the door to her heart of compassion, can Val keep her wits about her? Or will the princess of the cul-de-sac fall from her lofty perch when pulled into a romance triangle?

The Christmas Genie

Author: Dan Gutman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439158265
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It’s the last day of school before Christmas vacation and Alex, Chase, and the rest of Mrs. Walter’s fifth-grade class couldn’t wish more for the final bell to ring. But the day takes a crazy turn when a mysterious meteorite crashes through the classroom window—and a genie pops out! Bob, as he’s called, is willing to grant only one wish for the class to share, and if they can’t agree on something before the bell rings in an hour, they’ll get nothing at all. What follows is a debate that is at turns thought-provoking and hilarious—and at all times irresistible.

Fun Home

Author: Alison Bechdel
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780618871711
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A memoir done in the form of a graphic novel by a cult favorite comic artist offers a darkly funny family portrait that details her relationship with her father--a funeral home director, high school English teacher, and closeted homosexual.

The House On Mango Street

Author: Sandra Cisneros
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0345807197
Size: 30.17 MB
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The best-selling coming-of-age classic, acclaimed by critics, beloved by readers of all ages, taught in schools and universities alike, and translated around the world. The House on Mango Street is the remarkable story of Esperanza Cordero, a young Latina girl growing up in Chicago, inventing for herself who and what she will become. Told in a series of vignettes—sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes deeply joyous—Sandra Cisneros’ masterpiece is a classic story of childhood and self-discovery. Few other books in our time have touched so many readers.

The Christmas Project

Author: Maxine Morrey
Publisher: HQ
ISBN: 9781848457256
Size: 50.79 MB
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'A delightful wintery tale full to the brim with drama, passion and heartwarming cheer.' - Gem~Bee Could happy ever after be waiting underneath the mistletoe? Professional organiser Kate has had her share of demanding clients. But Michael O'Farrell is the most obnoxious man she's ever met. He may be gorgeous, but if he wasn't her best friend's brother Kate wouldn't have waited on his doorstep for five minutes, let alone an hour! But, underneath Michael's icy exterior, Kate's surprised to find a man who needs to declutter his heart as well as his home. And while she's happier fixing messy desks than broken hearts, Kate can't help making Michael her secret Christmas project. After all, at Christmas, anything can happen! What reviewers are saying about Maxine Morrey 'Absolutely adorable, made me cry, made me laugh and made me want a gorgeous green eyed Irishman!' - Lori (Goodreads) 'A sweet and funny Christmas tale' - For the Love of Books 'Enjoyable and heart-warming. It's just right for a cosy night in, curled up with a vanilla coffee and candle-light.' - Jane (Netgalley) 'This book is pack full of giggles and tears. A fantastic festive winter warmer.' - Natasha (Netgalley)