Gem of a Mom
Simon and Schuster, 2002 - Juvenile Fiction - 60 pages
It's Mother's Day, and Eliza and Debbie forgot to get their mom a present. To make matters worse, Eliza accidentally challenges Debbie to find the best present. But where will they find the perfect present in the mountains of Pakistan? Rumor has it that precious gemstones can be found there -- so the race is on! But when the girls run into a rocky surprise along the way, will they make it out before it's too late? Find out in this gem of a Mother's Day story.
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