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Christmas With Ida Early (Ida Early)

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Ida Early, who keeps house for the Sutton family in rural Georgia during the Depression, becomes the unwitting target of the children's matchmaking schemes during the holiday season.
Published (first published October 3rd 1983)
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Sharon Buxton
Dec 05, 2017 rated it it was ok
C+. children's fiction, grade 4, folksy, Christmas, humorous
Wayne Walker
Mar 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
It is during the Great Depression, and Randall Sutton, a seventh grader, lives with his father, eighth grade sister Ellen, and six year old twin brothers Clay and Dewey, in the rural mountains of northern Georgia near the town of Buckley where Mr. Sutton works in a lumber yard. In a previous book, Ida Early Comes over the Mountain, which I have not read, Mrs. Sutton has died, and a tall, gangly, raw-boned twenty-something young woman named Ida Early comes over the mountain to keep house for the ...more
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It's Thanksgiving at the Sutton home. Ida Early is back, and her presence helps soften Aunt Ernestine’s presence. The twins, as usual, befriend the turkey so neither Randall nor Mr. Sutton has the heart to kill it. When the new preacher joins them for dinner, Dewey and Clay play matchmakers for Brother Preston and Ida. They put a red paper heart on Brother Preston's plate. Not seeing it, he eats it with his tuna and rice casserole. Then the twins put a heart on top of the preacher's mincemeat pi ...more
Jan 15, 2014 rated it really liked it
I missed this book during my childhood, so I read this book over Christmas break to make up for it. This sequel did not fail to disappoint me; I laughed plenty of times. The Sutton children are thrilled when Ida returns to their house for Thanksgiving and stays for the holidays. Ida makes a racket in Sunday school as she teaches the story of the fish and loaves in her own mischievous interpretation. Dewey and Clay, the twins, are still cute and clever and even try to play matchmaker to Ida and B ...more
Julie Barrett
Dec 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
Christmas with Ida Early by Burch_ Robert
Love Christmas stories and a new preacher comes to town and they are going to do a play of the nativity. She's likes a lot of drama along the way.
Comical at times but meaningful also.
I received this book from National Library Service for my BARD (Braille Audio Reading Device).
Ida Early, a character straight of an American Tall Tale, brings holiday joy to the Suttons, who are having their first Christmas without their mother, and to a new, straight-laced preacher.
Charlie Moses
May 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is a mainstream juvenile book, despite Ida Early being a truly fantastic person. Very much worth reading, even if you're old like me.
Dec 12, 2016 rated it liked it
Quick, laugh-out-loud read! This is a great one to read out loud to your children.
Dec 30, 2013 rated it liked it
Read it long ago and distinctly remember thinking that it wasn't as good as the first Ida Early book. Enjoyed it enough, nonetheless
Nov 30, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: childrens
Hometown Author. I think his children's books are cute.
Feb 05, 2009 added it
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Denise Spicer
Dec 22, 2015 rated it liked it
About a sort of depression–era, Appalachian Mary Poppins, the story includes Ida’s antics, silly animals, and a church Christmas tableau
Didn't quite live up to the first Ida but a fun treat at Christmastime.
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It was a great book.
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Ida Early (2 books)
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