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

by McKissack, Pat, 1944-2017.

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During the Depression, three young sisters get one baby doll for Christmas and must find a way to share
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"
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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"
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Additional Information
Subjects Sharing Juvenile fiction
Sisters Juvenile fiction
Dolls Juvenile fiction
Depressions 1929 Juvenile fiction
African Americans Juvenile fiction
Christmas Southern States Juvenile fiction
African American children Southern States Juvenile fiction
Depressions 1929 Southern States Juvenile fiction
Sharing Fiction
Sisters Fiction
Dolls Fiction
Christmas Fiction
Depressions 1929 Fiction
African Americans Fiction
Juvenile Fiction
Electronic books.
Christmas stories.
Publisher [Place of publication not identified] :Random House Children's Books2011
Edition 1st ed.
Other Titles All I will ever want Christmas doll
Contributors Pinkney, Jerry, illustrator.
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Audience Ages 4-8
Language English
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Description 1 online resource
ISBN 9780307554239
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