December Secrets

December Secrets

By Patricia Reilly Giff; Blanche Sims (Illustrator)

Yearling Books, Paperback, 9780440417958, 80pp.

Publication Date: November 1987


Emily is stuck with crybaby Jill Simon as her "secret Pal" to be kind to for the whole month of December.

About the Author
Patricia Reilly Giff (b. 1935) grew up in Brooklyn, New York. She is the author of the popular Polk Street Mystery series, as well as several award-winning novels for middle-grade readers. After graduating from Marymount College, Giff taught reading for twenty years before writing her first novel. Many of her books are ALA-ALSC Notable Children's Books and ALA-YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, including "Lily's Crossing" and "Pictures of Hollis Woods", for which Giff won Newbery Honors. Giff lives in Weston, Connecticut, with her husband.

Blanche Sims was born in Cleveland, Ohio. She has worked as an illustrator for young people's art at Famous Artists School and later at Xerox in the art department. Then she became a children's book illustrator. Among the many books she has illustrated is the Polk Street series. Sims lives in Sandy Hook, CT.

Praise For December Secrets

"Accessible to second-and-third-grade readers, this short chapter book will also make a delightful holiday read-aloud."--School Library Journal.