Brian's winter

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Brian's winter by Gary Paulsen
PB PAU (YA)
In Hatchet, 13-year-old Brian Robeson learned to survive alone in the
Canadian wilderness, armed only with his hatchet. He was rescued at the end
of the summer. Brian's Winter begins where Hatchet might have ended: Brian
is not rescued, but must build on his survival skills to face his deadliest
enemy--a northern winter. "From the Hardcover edition."
Canadian Christmas stories in prose & verse
819.08033 CAN
“Celebrations of the power of the Canadian spirit to thaw the winter ice, to
transform the harsh northern winter into a festive season,” is how the editors
aptly describe this anthology of adult and children‟s stories written on the
occasion of Christmas. “From the back cover.”
The Christmas tree by Julie Salamon
FIC SAL
The Christmas Tree is the tale of a little girl named Anna, who is orphaned
and sent to live in a convent. The lonely girl befriends, as only a child can, a
tiny fir tree. Anna and Tree, as she calls him, grow up together, unlocking the
secrets of friendship and sharing the wonders of nature. A perennial holiday
favorite, The Christmas Tree is about learning to love and, ultimately, being
able to share that love with others
The Christmas books, Vol. 1: A Christmas Carol/The Chimes by
Charles Dickens
823.8 DIC
Horrified by the poverty he witnessed around him, Charles Dickens
endeavoured to alert people to the plight of England's poor whenever he
could. In the autumn of 1843, he conceived the idea to write a Christmas
story to celebrate the holiday and appeal to the social conscience of his
readers. The Christmas Books is a wonderful volume collecting two of his
best-loved holiday stories, the timeless The Christmas Carol and The Chimes.
Here Dickens flexes his storytelling muscle and brilliantly blends comedy,
satire and horror to create two enormously entertaining, yet powerful, tales.
The Christmas books, Vol. 2: The Cricket on the Hearth / The
Battle of Life / The Haunted Man by Charles Dickens
823.8 DIC
The Cricket on the Hearth is set in a pantomime world of toys, it was
acclaimed by an amused and delighted Thackery as a fancy „crammed with
extra bonbons, French plums and sweetnesses.. a Christmas pageant which
you witness in the arm chair – your private box by a fireside.‟
The Battle of Life, subtitles „A Love Story‟, has little in common with the
other Christmas books, although it does share the theme of the morally
beneficial effects of memory, which runs throughout the genre and is central
to The Haunted Man. The last Christmas book contains one of Dicken‟s
greatest comic families – the Tetterbys – and a horrifying, concentrated
poignancy in its depiction of the Hungry Forties.
The Christmas story: told through paintings
755.53 CHR
The majestic Biblical account of Christ‟s birth as told Matthew and Luke has
inspired many great paintings that have come to the collection of The
Metropolitan Museum of Arts. In this book, a selection of these paintings is
sensitively coupled with excerpts from the King James Version of the Bible.
Accompanying the words of the Evangelists and the paintings is a lively and
thoughtful commentary by Richard Muhlberger, formerly the Museum‟s
Director of Education. The result is a unique and fascinating journey to
Bethlehem.
The Coming of winter David Adams Richards
819.3 RIC
From the vivid opening hunt scene, we are in a community whose frustrations
come to focus in the plights of twenty-year-old Kevin Dulse, his family, and
especially his wild young friends.
Hans Brinker or The Silver Skates by Mary Mapes Dodge
PB DOD (YA)
In a wonderland of frozen canals and water roads, the year's most glorious
event is about to take place: the race to win the magnificent Silver Skates.
But Hans and Gretel Brinker need a miracle, for their family is penniless.
Sometimes good people are given a second chance, and a family's love can
struggle against even the cruelest twists of fate.
Lanterns across the snow by Susan Hill ; illustrated by Kathleen
Lindsley.
FIC HIL
As an old woman, Fanny looks back to the country Christmas she had in
England when she was nine and realizes the moment when she left her
childhood behind her.
The Life and times of Santa Claus
L. Frank Baum
PB BAU (YA)
Where did Santa Claus come from? In this classic tale from Oz scribe L. Frank
Baum, the beloved symbol of Christmas is removed from his conventional
trappings and placed into the world of imaginative folklore. From his humble
beginnings in an enchanted forest of mythical creatures to his toy deliveries
to all the world's children, The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus is a must
read for all ages.
Skipping Christmas John Grisham
FIC GRI
Imagine a year without Christmas. No crowded malls, no corny office parties,
no fruitcakes, no unwanted presents. That's just what Luther and Nora Krank
have in mind when they decide that, just this once, they'll skip the holiday
altogether. Theirs will be the only house on Hemlock Street without a rooftop
Frosty; they won't be hosting their annual Christmas Eve bash; they aren't
even going to have a tree. They won't need one, because come December 25
they're setting sail on a Caribbean cruise. But, as this weary couple is about
to discover, skipping Christmas brings enormous consequences-and isn't half
as easy as they'd imagined. A classic tale for modern times, "Skipping
Christmas" offers a hilarious look at the chaos and frenzy that have become
part of our holiday tradition.
The thirteenth tale Diane Setterfield
FIC SET
Author Vida Winter decides it is time to tell the truth about her life and
hires biographer Margaret Lea to tell her story.
Two from Galilee by Marjorie Holmes
PB HOL
Here from Majorie Holmes, one of the most beloved authors of our day, is the
extraordinary bestselling novel that tells the story of Mary and Joseph as it
has never been told before--the greatest love story of all.
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