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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

Publication Year

1996

ISBN

9780140558777

Pages

32 pages

Genre

realism

Format

picturebook

Item Type

Fiction

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

Topic

Family Relationships; Military families; father in the military

Main Character

girl

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

mother and father

Awards

Jefferson Cup Award, 1989, Also Worth Noting

Keywords

Christmas; Christmas tree; war; Appalachian town; winter

Diversity Impact

indirect

The Year of the Perfect Christmas

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