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Nekomah Creek Christmas
Robby Hummer loves everything about Christmas except the school play. He dreads being an elf in green tights. But the joyful season wins him over to the play, as well as to the idea that while some people in Nekomah Creek have different beliefs than his family, the holiday spirit is universal.
Paperback, 160 pages
Published September 1st 1995 by Yearling
(first published 1994)
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Fifth-grader Robby describes in Dave Barry-like fashion what it’s like growing up with his boisterous family in Oregon. While he dreads wearing tights for his upcoming role as head elf in the school Christmas play, he also has to deal with other things: his parents’ IRS audit, the varying religious beliefs of his classmates (one is a “fire and brimstone” type while another is an atheist), a visit from his uncle and family, the loss of his brother’s stuffed rabbit in the woods, plus the guilt Rob ...more
My early books were for young readers, and perhaps my best-known is my first, Children of the River. Set against the backdrop of the Cambodian refugee crisis of 1979, it’s still used in schools and English-as-a-second-language classes across the country twenty-seven years since publication. My two most recent—Brides of Eden: a True Story Imagined and A Heart for Any Fate: Westward to Oregon 1845—w ...moreMore about Linda Crew