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The Christmas Gift: El Regalo De Navidadby Francisco Jimenez
Synopses & Reviews
With honesty and grace, award-winning author Francisco Jimand#233;nez shares his most poignant Christmas memory in this beautifully illustrated picture book. As Christmas approaches, Panchito canand#8217;t wait to see what present he gets. But on Christmas Day, he is disappointed when all he gets is a bag of candy, until he sees the gift his father gives his mother. Panchito then realizes that gifts of the heart are the most precious of all.
With honesty and rare grace, award-winning author Francisco Jim
When his family has to move again a few days before Christmas in order to find work, Panchito worries that he will not get the ball he has been wanting.
About the Author
Francisco Jimnez emigrated from Tlaquepaque, Mexico, to California, where he worked for many years in the fields with his family. He received both his masters degree and his Ph.D. from Columbia University and is now chairman of the Modern Languages and Literature Department at Santa Clara University, the setting of much of Reaching Out. He is the award-winning author of The Circuit, Breaking Through, La Mariposa, and his newest novel, Reaching Out. He lives in Santa Clara, California, with his family.
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