The all-I'll-ever-want Christmas doll / written by Patricia C. McKissack ; illustrated by Jerry Pinkney.

During the Depression, three young sisters get one baby doll for Christmas and must find a way to share.

Bibliographic Details
Main Author: McKissack, Pat, 1944-2017, (Author)
Other Authors: Pinkney, Jerry, (Illustrator)
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: New York : Schwartz & Wade Books, [2007]
Edition:1st ed.
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Review by Publisher's Weekly Review

In expertly wrought watercolors, Pinkney focuses on how light hits certain objects-voluptuous oranges, a new patchwork quilt, a baby doll's yellow frock-which are some literal bright spots for a family holding onto the positive despite their Depression-era struggles. The newspapers that line the walls and three-to-a-bed sleeping conditions fade, ceding to the clan's Christmas observance. McKissack's story shines as well, homing in on the most straightforward language to convey realistic but difficult situations: "Christmas always came to our house, but Santy Claus only showed up once in a while." Ages 4-8. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

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