The True Gift
A Christmas Story
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From one of our most beloved authors comes a brand-new holiday classic that rings in the season by celebrating the joys of family, community, and true giving.
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The True Gift
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- Atheneum Books for Young Readers |
- 96 pages |
- ISBN 9781416990819 |
- October 2009 |
- Grades 2 - 6 |
- Lexile 480
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Liam and I sit on the backseat of Papa’s old car. The car heater isn’t working, so Liam and I share a blanket. We can see our breath in the air.
“How many books did you bring?” whispers Liam.
Liam and I share a worry. Our school closes for ten days, and we’re going to Grandpa and Gran’s house. We always go there in December, waiting for Christmas and Mama and Papa to come Christmas Day. We worry about not taking as many books as we’ll need.
“I brought fifteen books,” I say.
“I brought thirty-seven,” says Liam.
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