The true gift : a Christmas story / Patricia MacLachlan ; illustrated by Brian Floca.

While spending Christmas at their grandparents' farm, Lily becomes convinced that her younger brother Liam is right about White Cow being lonely and helps him seek a companion for her, leaving little time for Christmas preparations or reading.

Bibliographic Details
Main Author: MacLachlan, Patricia.
Other Authors: Floca, Brian, (Illustrator)
Format: Book
Published: New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, c2009.
Edition:1st ed.
Review by Publisher's Weekly Review

In this sweetly engaging chapter book, two siblings visit their grandparents' farm for Christmas. Liam, an especially sensitive bibliophile (he takes 37 books along), notices "White Cow" standing all alone in their field and worries she's lonely. While initially reluctant, narrator Lily goes along with Liam's plan to buy a cow friend for White Cow; as they pool their money, Liam posts signs asking for help from the community and sells his books. With MacLachlan's well-drawn characters and Floca's simple pencil and graphite drawings, it's a poignant story with a classic feel. Ages 7-up. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

(c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved