A Christmas Gift for Mama

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A Christmas Gift for Mama

By Lauren Thompson; Laura Thompson; Jim Burke (Illustrator)

Scholastic Press, Hardcover, 9780590307253, 48pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2003

Description
A heartwarming holiday story that has special meaning in today's world.
Winter has come early to the city, and by the time Christmas week arrives, Grace and her mother feel as if the cold wind will never stop blowing. Times are hard for everyone this year, but especially so for Grace and her mother, since Grace's father died the spring before. Christmas was always a time of cheer and celebration before Papa died, but this year, in their cold, small apartment, and with Mama working long hours for a seamstress, Christmas has lost its magic.


About the Author
Lauren Thompson is the author of several New York Times bestselling children's books, including the much-beloved Little Quack series and the award-winning picture book POLAR BEAR NIGHT. She is also the author of THE APPLE PIE THAT PAPA BAKED and BALLERINA DREAMS: A TRUE STORY. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband, Robert, and their son, Owen. You can visit her website at www.laurenthompson.net.