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The all-I'll-ever-want Christmas doll

by McKissack, Pat, 1944-2017,

Format: Print Book 2007
Availability: Available at 16 Libraries 17 of 18 copies
Available (17)
Location Collection Call #
Bethel Park Public Library Picture Books PB McKISSACK Pat
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
 
Collection  Picture Books
 
Call Number  PB McKISSACK Pat
 
 
Brentwood Library Special Collections XMAS COLL E McKissack
Location  Brentwood Library
 
Collection  Special Collections
 
Call Number  XMAS COLL E McKissack
 
 
CLP - East Liberty Children's Seasonal/Holiday qj FICTION McKissack
Location  CLP - East Liberty
 
Collection  Children's Seasonal/Holiday
 
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CLP - Lawrenceville Children's Seasonal/Holiday qj FICTION McKissack
Location  CLP - Lawrenceville
 
Collection  Children's Seasonal/Holiday
 
Call Number  qj FICTION McKissack
 
 
CLP - Library for the Blind Children's Large Print Books qj FICTION McKissack CL10031
Location  CLP - Library for the Blind
 
Collection  Children's Large Print Books
 
Call Number  qj FICTION McKissack CL10031
 
 
CLP - Main Library Children's Department - Seasonal/Holiday qj FICTION McKissack
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  Children's Department - Seasonal/Holiday
 
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CLP - Sheraden Children's Seasonal/Holiday qj FICTION McKissack
Location  CLP - Sheraden
 
Collection  Children's Seasonal/Holiday
 
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CLP - West End Children's Seasonal/Holiday qj FICTION McKissack
Location  CLP - West End
 
Collection  Children's Seasonal/Holiday
 
Call Number  qj FICTION McKissack
 
 
CLP - Woods Run Children's Seasonal/Holiday qj FICTION McKissack
Location  CLP - Woods Run
 
Collection  Children's Seasonal/Holiday
 
Call Number  qj FICTION McKissack
 
 
Carnegie Library of McKeesport Picture Books P MCK
Location  Carnegie Library of McKeesport
 
Collection  Picture Books
 
Call Number  P MCK
 
 
Clairton Public Library Picture Books JPB M
Location  Clairton Public Library
 
Collection  Picture Books
 
Call Number  JPB M
 
 
Northland Public Library Children's Picture Books J PIC MC KISSACK HOL
Location  Northland Public Library
 
Collection  Children's Picture Books
 
Call Number  J PIC MC KISSACK HOL
 
 
Northland Public Library Children's Picture Books J PIC MC KISSACK HOL
Location  Northland Public Library
 
Collection  Children's Picture Books
 
Call Number  J PIC MC KISSACK HOL
 
 
Plum Community Library Easy Reader E FIC MCK
Location  Plum Community Library
 
Collection  Easy Reader
 
Call Number  E FIC MCK
 
 
Sewickley Public Library Juvenile Picture Books J E MCK
Location  Sewickley Public Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Picture Books
 
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Upper St. Clair Township Library Picture Books CHRISTMAS McKISSAC
Location  Upper St. Clair Township Library
 
Collection  Picture Books
 
Call Number  CHRISTMAS McKISSAC
 
 
Wilkinsburg Public Library Picture Books E MCK HOLIDAY
Location  Wilkinsburg Public Library
 
Collection  Picture Books
 
Call Number  E MCK HOLIDAY
 
 
 
Unavailable (1)
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C.C. Mellor Memorial Library - Forest Hills Children Holiday/Seasonal STORAGE
Location  C.C. Mellor Memorial Library - Forest Hills
 
Collection  Children Holiday/Seasonal
 
Status  STORAGE
 
 
Summary
Newbery Honor-winning author McKissack and Caldecott Medal-winning illustrator Pinkney have outdone themselves in this heart-warming picture book infused with humor and the true spirit of Christmas.

Christmas always comes to Nella's house, but Santa Claus brings gifts only once in a while. That's because it's the Depression and Nella's family is poor. Even so, Nella's hoping that this year she and her two sisters will get a beautiful Baby Betty doll.

On Christmas morning, the girls are beside themselves with excitement! There is Baby Betty, in all her eyelash-fluttering magnificence. "Mine!" Nella shouts, and claims the doll for herself. But soon she discovers that Baby Betty isn't nearly as much fun as her sisters. Would it be more fun to share this very best gift with them after all?
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* Growing up during the Depression, Nella and her two sisters have little expectation of gifts on Christmas morning. But one year, after Nella writes to Santy Claus asking for a store-bought doll, their father surprises the girls with a Baby Betty doll for the three of them to share. They fight over their gift, but finally Nella's sisters agree that she can have it. After a day of playing with Baby Betty, who, unlike Nella's sisters, is compliant but has little to say, Nella misses her siblings and finds a way to make amends. As explained in the author's note, McKissack takes a bit of oral history and retells it as a first-person memoir that works well as a picture-book text. Pinkney creates a series of beautiful narrative tableaux, illustrating the characters' feelings as well as their actions with clarity and grace. Parents looking for books on sharing will find this an appealing exploration of the subject, teachers seeking picture books set during the Depression will find many details that bring the period to life. A gentle lesson that plays into the spirit of the holiday.--Phelan, Carolyn Copyright 2007 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "In expertly wrought watercolors, Pinkney focuses on how light hits certain objects-voluptuous oranges, a new patchwork quilt, a baby doll's yellow frock-which are some literal bright spots for a family holding onto the positive despite their Depression-era struggles. The newspapers that line the walls and three-to-a-bed sleeping conditions fade, ceding to the clan's Christmas observance. McKissack's story shines as well, homing in on the most straightforward language to convey realistic but difficult situations: "Christmas always came to our house, but Santy Claus only showed up once in a while." Ages 4-8. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
(c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
Additional Information
Subjects Sharing -- Juvenile fiction.
Sisters -- Juvenile fiction.
Dolls -- Juvenile fiction.
Christmas stories.
Depressions -- 1929 -- Juvenile fiction.
African Americans -- Juvenile fiction.
Sharing -- Fiction.
Sisters -- Fiction.
Dolls -- Fiction.
Christmas -- Fiction.
Depressions -- 1929 -- Fiction.
African Americans -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Schwartz & Wade Books,2007
Edition 1st ed.
Other Titles All I will ever want Christmas doll
Contributors Pinkney, Jerry.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
ISBN 9780375837593
0375837590
9780375937590
0375937595
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