Simon and his mom don’t 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 angel’s name is December. Simon’s mom says she sings to them when they’re 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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - engpunk77 - LibraryThing
Loved this, and love Eve Bunting. She always chooses such unusual, sensitive topics for children's books. This one is about a special Christmas Eve (with a bit of a Christmas miracle) that a boy ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Kate_Schulte078 - LibraryThing
This book would be good for students to read when talking about diversity. It shows that you can be happy even when you do not have much. I think students will like this story because of the mother and sons relationship and their happiness even in hard circumstances. Read full review