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Happy Christmas, Gemma

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A close and loving black family shares the special joy of baby Gemma's first Christmas. "Bright, clear paintings are an excellent match to the simple yet exuberant story."--School Library Journal.
Hardcover, 28 pages
Published October 10th 1986 by HarperCollins
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Gabrielle Blockton
Date: November 11th, 2014

Author: Sarah Hayes; Illustrated by Jan Ormerod

Title: Happy Christmas Gemma

Plot: A young boy and his sweet, yet destructive baby sister Gemma, are celebrating Christmas with their parents and grandmother.

Setting: Gemma's House

Characters: Narrator (main character); Gemma; Gemma's parents; Gemma's grandmother

Point-of-View: First-Person

Theme: Family

Style: Holiday Fiction; Poetry; African-American Picture-Book

Copyright: 1986

Notes: I am glad to take a break from reading Af
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