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The Lump of Coal by Lemony Snicket
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Dec 17, 2008

really liked it

Lemony Snicket has written another little square book that is a companion (in size and spirit) to The Latke Who Wouldn't Stop Screaming. A lump of coal - miraculously with the ability to walk, talk, think, and read - seeks to fulfill his destiny during the Christmas season. The story has the sort of repetition that kids will like, but parents will enjoy the sweet-tart tone and Brett Helquist's great illustrations of the lumpy, grumpy-looking lump in his 3-piece suit.
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message 1: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer So, how are you going to use your Powell's gift certificate?


Julie I feel like I should get a copy of this book, but I don't particularly want to own it, though I liked it a lot. I don't have any plans yet...

message 3: by Julia (new)

Julia Just coming to say Congrats to you Julie! It's funny, I almost didn't open this email because I had just read about Lump of Coal in the paper and knew it was a Snicket book like the Latke one!

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