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Turkey for Christmas

3.57  ·  Rating Details  ·  14 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
Hardcover, 48 pages
Published 1968 by E. M. Hale and Company (first published 1944)
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Josiah
Dec 08, 2011 Josiah rated it it was ok
A real-life Christmas story, told by a Newbery-Medal-winning author like Marguerite de Angeli? Now that's something that's hard to pass on when looking for a good Christmas book. When I saw that the creator of The Door in the Wall had written this short Christmas novella based on an actual experience from her own childhood, I knew that I wanted to read it. It may have taken me a year to get around to actually doing so, but in the end this was a story worth the wait.

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Peter D. Sieruta
Dec 04, 2010 Peter D. Sieruta rated it liked it
A sentimental and dated story in which a family, hit by money problems because big sis is in the hospital, must decide between having presents or a turkey for Christmas. Everyone sacrifices for the holiday...though I noticed that dad always had tobacco for his pipe. Plus he talks about bringing his secretary home for Christmas dinner. She's lonely. I bet. (I comment on this because it's mentioned once or twice in the brief novel, but since the story actually ENDS before the holiday, it seems an ...more
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