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The Year of the Perfect Christmas

Title

The Year of the Perfect Christmas

Authors

Gloria Houston

Illustrator

Barbara Cooney

Publisher

Turtleback Books

Pages

32 pages

Publication Year

1996

ISBN

9780140558777

Genre

realism

Topic

Family Relationships; Military families; father in the military

Annotation

Ruthie and her mother wonder how they will fulfill their obligation of getting the perfect Christmas tree to the town for the holiday celebration, since Papa has left the Appalachian area to go to war.

Grade Level

K-3

Family Formation

mother and father

Main Character

girl

Diversity Impact

indirect

Race/Ethnicities

White

Awards

Jefferson Cup Award, 1989, Also Worth Noting

Keywords

Christmas; Christmas tree; war; Appalachian town; winter

Item Type

Fiction

Format

picturebook

The Year of the Perfect Christmas

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