Cole Family Christmas

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Next Chapter Press, Sep 15, 2008 - Juvenile Fiction - 74 pages
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The wish book. This amazing year, the nine children in the Cole family have been allowed to sit down with the Sears, Roebuck and Company catalogue to choose the gift they would most like to receive for Christmas. This is a rare event, for the Coles are not wealthy. Indeed, "Cole Family Christmas" is the true, tender, and wholly unforgettable tale of a coal miner's family. The story takes place in the small company town of Benham, Kentucky, in a time (1920) and place when coal was king and families made their precarious living mining the dirty and sometimes deadly coal.When one of Mama's few possessions, a treasured purple glass bowl with fluted edges, is accidentally broken by exuberant children rushing in from the outdoors, and an unlikely blizzard prevents Papa from coming home after working extra hours at the coal mine on Christmas Eve, the stage is set for a Christmas morning in which gifts are given and received that no one could have predicted.

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User Review  - wbarker - LibraryThing

Perfect for : Family reading / Children In a nutshell: This is a beautifully written and illustrated book full of fun family memories. Written by the youngest Cole child, Hazel, and her grand-daughter ... Read full review

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User Review  - Crystal Demsky - Goodreads

I truly enjoyed this book of real-life stories of the Cole family. The southern flavor of these stories rang true, particularly in the detailed descriptions of the large family and their survival in a ... Read full review


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Jennifer is the granddaughter-in-law of Hazel Cole Kendle. A graduate of Duke University and Yale University, the former newspaper editor lives in Alexandria, Va., with her husband Kendle and son Jack.Hazel is the youngest and last surviving member of the nine Cole children. She has four children, seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She lives in Milford, Ohio.

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