A Little Fruitcake (Hardcover)
A Childhood in Holidays
Da Capo Press, 9780738211220, 192pp.
Publication Date: November 1, 2007
For young David Valdes Greenwood, the indomitable "little fruitcake" at the center of these tales, nothing is sweeter than the promise of the holidays. A modern-day Tiny Tim, he holds fast to his ideal of what Christmas should be, despite the huge odds against him: Sub-zero Maine winters. A host of eccentric relatives. And his constant foil: a frugal, God-fearing Grammy who seems determined to bring an end to all his fun. A book that's "fa-la-la-licious" (Louisville Courier Journal) and filled with funny, charming Yuletide memories (from building a Lego(R) manger to hunting for the perfect Christmas tree), A Little Fruitcake will inspire even the biggest Grinches around.