The Twenty-four Days Before Christmas

The Twenty-four Days Before Christmas

An Austin Family Story

Book - 2010
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Seven-year-old Vicky Austin recounts the events of the twenty-four days before Christmas, as she prepares for her role as an angel in the Christmas Pageant and prays that her mother will not be in the hospital for Christmas having a new baby.
Publisher: New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, 2010
Description: 45 p. : col. ill. ; 19 cm
ISBN: 9780374380052
Branch Call Number: j LEng
Additional Contributors: Weber, Jill

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Starpoem
May 20, 2017

What I liked:

* the illustrations
* the brevity
* the way the main character grows and changes

What I disliked:

* the unrealistic dialog (a 7-year-old using words like "theologian" and "discord")
* the heavy-handed religious message

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Iplchow
Jun 25, 2012

cute and lovable!

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Jun 25, 2012

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Iplchow
Jun 25, 2012

Vicky Austin is excited to be a speaking angel in the Christmas Pageant but is also worried that her mother, who is expecting, might be in the hospital for Christmas.

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