The Birds' Christmas Carol

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1999 - Juvenile Fiction - 69 pages
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Few characters embody the spirit of Christmas more fully than Kate Douglas Wiggin's Carol Bird. This classic Christmas story by the author of Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm features a child as memorable and charitable as Dickens's Tiny Tim. Born on Christmas Day, Carol is the Bird family's special Christmas baby. As her tenth birthday approaches, declining health threatens young Carol's life. Her only concern, however, is for the happiness of the less fortunate neighbor children, for whom she plans an unforgettable holiday celebration. Since 1888 this bittersweet holiday classic has been cherished by generations of young readers, reminding them of the true nature of Christmas through a child's joyful and generous spirit.
 

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User Review  - jbarr5 - LibraryThing

The Birds' Christmas Carol by Wiggin_ Kate Douglas Smith Baby bird is born on Christmas day and the male birds want a change at naming the bird. The mother decides Carol is most fitting for the first ... Read full review

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This book was a Christmas gift to me from my adult son. My copy of the book was printed 1914 and there is the most wonderful scent and feel to the smooth old pages. I think it was well-loved before it ... Read full review

Contents

A LITTLE SNOW BIRD
1
DROOPING WINGS
10
BIRDS OF A FEATHER FLOCK TOGETHER
22
SOME OTHER BIRDS ARE TAUGHT TO FLY
32
WHEN THE PIE WAS OPENED
48
THE BIRDLING FLIES AWAY
63
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Few writers have made such an impression on so many generations of readers as Kate Douglas Wiggin (1856–1923). Ms. Wiggin spent her childhood in Hollis, Maine, a place very much like Rebecca's home. A devoted advocate for early childhood education, she, along with her sister, Nora, founded a school for kindergarten teachers, as well as the Salmon Falls Village Library, which still serves as the town library for Hollis.

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