The Year of the Perfect Christmas
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.
Family Relationships; Military families; father in the military
mother and father
Jefferson Cup Award, 1989, Also Worth Noting
Christmas; Christmas tree; war; Appalachian town; winter
Houston, Gloria, "The Year of the Perfect Christmas" (1996). Diverse Families. 1130.