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Publisher Comments:

A heartwarming holiday story from Audrey Couloumbis, the Newbery Honor–winning author of Getting Near to Baby.With beautiful writing and an endearing young narrator so honest and full of hope that you can't help but fall in love with him, Audrey Couloumbis tells a story, of a young boy and the grandfather that he’s just getting to know, that will make readers laugh and cry and, most of all, appreciate the gift of family.

It's a few days before Christmas when ten-year-old Jake's mom breaks her leg, ending up in the hospital. For as long as Jake can remember, it's been just him and his mom. So with no one else to look after him, the hospital contacts the gruff granddad that Jake only knows through awkward twice-a-year phone calls. When Granddad shows up, he's nothing like Jake expected. And he brings a dog with him—a nightmare dog, Jake thinks at first. But as Jake gets to know his grandfather and a makeshift family of friends and neighbors comes together around him and his mom, he realizes that this might not be such a bad Christmas after all.

Synopsis:

When ten-year-old Jake's widowed mother breaks her leg just before Christmas while her sister and best friend are both away, a grandfather Jake barely remembers must come to Baltimore, Maryland, to help a neighbor take care of him.

About the Author

Audrey Couloumbis's first book for children, Getting Near to Baby, won the Newbery Honor in 2000. Audrey is also the author of several other highly acclaimed books for young readers, including The Misadventures of Maude March (which was named a Book Sense 76 Pick, a New York Public Library 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing Selection, and a National Parenting Publications Gold Award Winner), Love Me Tender (a Book Sense Summer 2008 Pick) and War Games, which she coauthored with her husband, Akila Couloumbis (a Junior Library Guild Selection). Audrey lives in upstate New York and Florida with her dog, Phoebe, and Phoebe's two pet parakeets, Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375893216
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Subject:
Christmas
Author:
Couloumbis, Audrey
Author:
Audrey Couloumbis
Subject:
Single-parent families
Subject:
Juvenile Fiction : Boys / Men
Subject:
Juvenile Fiction : Family - Multigenerational
Subject:
Family - Multigenerational
Subject:
Boys / Men
Subject:
Family - General
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
Children s-Reference Family and Genealogy
Subject:
Children s Holiday-Christmas
Subject:
Children s Middle Readers-General
Subject:
Juvenile Fiction : Family - General
Subject:
Juvenile Fiction : Boys & Men
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20100928
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Grade Level:
3-7
Language:
English
Pages:
162
Age Level:
8-12

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Children's » Health » Diseases
Children's » Holidays » Christmas
Children's » Reference » Family and Genealogy

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"Synopsis" by , When ten-year-old Jake's widowed mother breaks her leg just before Christmas while her sister and best friend are both away, a grandfather Jake barely remembers must come to Baltimore, Maryland, to help a neighbor take care of him.
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