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Children of Christmas : stories for the season / by Cynthia Rylant ; drawings by S.D. Schindler.

Rylant, Cynthia(Author).
Schindler, S. D.(illustrator.).

Available copies

  • 7 of 8 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

Current holds

0 current holds with 8 total copies.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Cambridge City PL - Cambridge City J RYL (Text) 76893000015959 Juvenile Fiction 3-5 Available -
Culver Elementary School CHRISTMAS (Text) 72456000110758 Holiday Collections Available -
Hussey-Mayfield Mem. PL - Zionsville OVERSIZED j FIC RYLANT (Text) 33946000292941 Oversized Fiction - 1st Floor Checked out 12/27/2022
Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [16984] ISLM PZ7.R982 CH 1987 (Text) 00000105171839 Talking Books Large Type Available -
Jay Co PL - Portland JF RYLAN (Text) 76383000049406 Junior Fiction Available -
Newburgh Chandler PL - Bell Road Library J RYLANT (Text) 39206017033737 J Fiction Available -
Shelby Co PL - Shelbyville Main Library J RYL (Text) 78731000044592 Resource Center Available -
Washington Carnegie PL - Washington JP (Text) 21401000182043 Youth Picture Books Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0606057854
  • ISBN: 0531057062
  • ISBN: 9780531057063
  • ISBN: 0531083063 (lib. bdg.)
  • ISBN: 9780531083062 (lib. bdg.)
  • Physical Description: ix, 38 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Orchard Books, [1987]

Content descriptions

General Note:
"A Richard Jackson book"--Half t.p.
Formatted Contents Note:
The Christmas tree man -- Halfway home -- For being good -- Ballerinas and bears -- Silver packages -- All the stars in the sky.
Summary, etc.:
Told in the present tense, each story becomes a glimpse of other, often lonely, lives at holiday time. These protagonists are, for the most part, outsiders looking in at more traditional families and their celebrations. One story, for instance, is of Mae, a homeless woman, who walks with her dogs through the pre-Christmas bustle of shoppers, unseen by most. She is sick and can't remember where the sick place is that they once took her to. She almost literally falls into the closed library and there she finds food and solace but not through the direct action of any person but herself.
Target Audience Note:
870 Lexile.
Subject: Christmas stories.
Children's stories, American.
Christmas > Fiction
Short stories.

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