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Harcourt Brace, 1997 - Juvenile Fiction - 40 pages
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Simon and his mom donít have much--the cardboard house they built for themselves, a tiny Christmas tree, and a picture of an angel from a calendar pinned to one wall. The angelís name is December. Simonís mom says she sings to them when theyíre asleep. On Christmas Eve, Simon and his mom take in an old woman who needs a place to keep warm, and the next morning, Simon wakes early to find that the old woman has vanished. Instead, he sees December, their Christmas angel, with her wings fanned out over their cardboard house. Could she be real?

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User Review  - Lauren - Goodreads

This was always my favorite book as a kid. The illustrations are creative, intricate, and absolutely beautiful. The story itself, as per usual with Eve Bunting, is simply written but powerfully told. Read full review

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User Review  - Cara Byrne - Goodreads

Beautifully illustrated - a nice holiday story about a homeless family that shows mercy and grace even when they have so little. Read full review

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About the author (1997)

Eve Bunting and David Diaz are the creators of Smoky Night, which was awarded the Caldecott Medal. They both live in Southern California.

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