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    A Christmas Carol
    A Christmas Carol
    by Charles Dickens
    Paperback from Tribeca Books
    ISBN: 1612930336

    The tale begins on Christmas Eve seven years after the death of Ebenezer Scrooge's business partner Jacob Marley. Scrooge is established within the first stave (chapter) as a greedy and stingy businessman who has no place in his life for kindness, compassion, charity, or benevolence. After being warned by Marley's ghost to change his ways, Scrooge is visited by three additional ghosts "each in its turn" who accompany him to various scenes with the hope of achieving his transformation. The first of the spirits, the Ghost of Christmas Past, takes Scrooge to the scenes of his boyhood and youth which stir the old miser's gentle and tender side by reminding him of a time when he was more innocent. The second spirit, the Ghost of Christmas Present, takes Scrooge to several radically differing scenes (a joy-filled market of people buying the makings of Christmas dinner, the family feast of Scrooge's near-impoverished clerk Bob Cratchit, a miner's cottage, and a lighthouse among other sites) in order to evince from the miser a sense of responsibility for his fellow man. The third spirit, the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come, harrows Scrooge with dire visions of the future if he does not learn and act upon what he has witnessed. Scrooge's own neglected and untended grave is revealed, prompting the miser to aver that he will change his ways in hopes of changing these "shadows of what may be." In the fifth and final stave, Scrooge awakens Christmas morning with joy and love in his heart, then spends the day with his nephew's family after anonymously sending a prize turkey to the Crachit home for Christmas dinner. Scrooge has become a different man overnight, and now treats his fellow men with kindness, generosity, and compassion, gaining a reputation as a man who embodies the spirit of Christmas. The story closes with the narrator confirming the validity, completeness, and permanence of Scrooge's transformation.
     
    The Mouse and the Christmas Cake (ILLUSTRATED)
    The Mouse and the Christmas Cake (ILLUSTRATED)
    by Unknown
    Kindle Edition from Uplifting Publications
    Media Published: 2010-10-01
     

    Christmas

    Christmas

     
    Squidge: Little Elf, Big Trouble
    Squidge: Little Elf, Big Trouble
    by Andrew Thomas
    Kindle Edition from Proving House
    Media Published: 2010-11-17
     

    Who ever heard of an elf saving Christmas?
    Squidge is a little elf who wants to do what the bigger elves do. When he takes matters into his own hands and causes a disaster in Santa's workshop, Squidge runs away... and ends up going further than he would ever have dreamt. Can such a little elf save Santa and Christmas?

    Who ever heard of an elf saving Christmas?
    Squidge is a little elf who wants to do what the bigger elves do. When he takes matters into his own hands and causes a disaster in Santa's workshop, Squidge runs away... and ends up going further than he would ever have dreamt. Can such a little elf save Santa and Christmas?

     
    One Snowy Eve (Poky Little Puppy)
    One Snowy Eve (Poky Little Puppy)
    by Normand Chartier
    Paperback from Golden Books
    Media Published: 1998-08-17
    ISBN: 0307333000

    He's curious, he's cuddly, and he's back! Poky Little Puppy is getting into more trouble than ever. In this new flaptime book, Poky really thinks tries to uncover clues as to whether or not this is the magical night - Christmas Eve. Children can lift the flaps and follow Poky in his adventures as he finds out if his hunch is right.

     
    Happy Birthday to You! (Mini Pops)
    Happy Birthday to You! (Mini Pops)
    by Dr. Seuss
    Board book from Random House Books for Young Readers
    Media Published: 2003-02-25
    ISBN: 0375823115

    Today is your birthday! Today you are you!...There is no one alive that is you-er than you!
    Six pages of rollicking pop-ups animate this simple adaptation of the Dr. Seuss classic. It's the best-of-the-best way to say... Happy Birthday to You
     
    Disney Princess: Ariel: The Birthday Surprise (Disney Princess Early Chapter Books)
    Disney Princess: Ariel: The Birthday Surprise (Disney Princess Early Chapter Books)

    Paperback from Disney Press
    Media Published: 2010-01-05
    ISBN: 1423129717

    Series Description:Each Disney Princess gets her own story in this wonderful new line of early chapter books. With original tales and beautiful illustrations throughout, these engaging books are perfect for young readers who can't get enough of the Princesses!Ariel and the Birthday Surprise:
    Ariel's sister Aquata is having a birthday celebration. It's going to be a fun-filled day, complete with a special concert, and Ariel is excited about visiting her family. If only Prince Eric could go under the sea, too. At the party, Aquata wishes that Ariel could stay with them forever. At that very moment, a rare solar eclipse hits, and the wish comes true! Will Ariel ever be able to break the spell and return to Eric--and her life as a human?

     
    Pinkalicious and the Pink Pumpkin
    Pinkalicious and the Pink Pumpkin
    by Victoria Kann
    Paperback from HarperFestival
    Media Published: 2011-07-26
    ISBN: 0061989614

    Pinkalicious is on a search to find a pink pumpkin in this pinkerrific new lift-the-flap book! With thirteen flaps that open to reveal hidden surprises on every page, Pinkalicious fans will be perfectly pleased!

     
    Fancy Nancy: Our Thanksgiving Banquet
    Fancy Nancy: Our Thanksgiving Banquet
    by Jane O'connor
    Paperback from HarperFestival
    Media Published: 2011-08-23
    ISBN: 0061235989

    This is going to be the best Thanksgiving ever!

    There is a gigantic turkey, Grandma's secret stuffing, green beans, and authentic cranberry sauce, the kind that doesn't come out of a can. And desserts? There are almost too many to count.

    Join Nancy and her entire family as they celebrate Thanksgiving in this brand-new storybook, complete with more than thirty swanky stickers.

     

     

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