Christmas after All (Dear America Series)

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Newbery Honor author Kathryn Lasky's CHRISTMAS AFTER ALL is back in print with a gorgeous new package!

To twelve-year-old Minnie Swift, Christmas is not going to be the time of bounty she's used to. It is 1932 -- the middle of the Great Depression -- and jobs are scarce and Papa seems more worried each day. But when their orphaned cousin comes to live with them, the Swifts are quick to rearrange the beds and make room for her. Minnie, thrilled to have another youngster in the ...

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Overview


Newbery Honor author Kathryn Lasky's CHRISTMAS AFTER ALL is back in print with a gorgeous new package!

To twelve-year-old Minnie Swift, Christmas is not going to be the time of bounty she's used to. It is 1932 -- the middle of the Great Depression -- and jobs are scarce and Papa seems more worried each day. But when their orphaned cousin comes to live with them, the Swifts are quick to rearrange the beds and make room for her. Minnie, thrilled to have another youngster in the home, is resolved to make this Christmas memorable in spite of the hard times. Through her diary entries, Minnie captures the darkness of the Great Depression, the optimism of a small Midwestern family, the fortitude of the American spirit, and the magic of Christmas.

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PRAISE FOR DEAR AMERICA:
"More than a supplement to classroom textbooks, this series is an imaginative, solid entrée into American history." --PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

"An impressive series that will challenge students to make connections from prominent historical events to relevant life situations. . . . A wonderful asset to the classroom as well as to home libraries." --CHILDREN'S BOOK REVIEW SERVICE

"Engaging accessible historical fiction." --SLJ

"The Dear America diaries represent the best of historical fiction for any age." --CHICAGO TRIBUNE

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780545381772
  • Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/1/2012
  • Series: Dear America Series
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 275,236
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author


Kathryn Lasky is the Newbery Honor-winning author of over one hundred books for children and young adults. Her beloved Guardians of Ga’Hoole fantasy series has sold more than 4 million copies, and she is the author of the Daughters of the Sea series, the Wolves of the Beyond series, as well as A TIME FOR COURAGE and other Dear America titles. Kathryn has also written a number of critically acclaimed nonfiction titles, such as BEYOND THE BURNING TIME and TRUE NORTH. She lives with her husband in Cambridge, MA.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2013

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    I love this book. It taught me about the Great Depression. Everyone lost their money. It was a very sad time for everyone. The book itself is well written and easy to understand. I enjoyed this book very much.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2013

    Love it

    I love this book it rocks and it tells u what the christmas story is about if u want to know about christmas read this book. Or ijf u want a book about christmas read this book

    Special thanks to Kathryn Lasky for makimg it

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2012

    Books

    "I love books!"do you...

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 27, 2014

    Minnie's review

    My name is Minnie too! Ha ha ha!! It it actually short for Minette. I love this book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 21, 2013

    Good.

    Great. Even better.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 15, 2013

    Aewsome

    I love the dear america series but this one is one of my favorites!!! Its an easy read and great for the holidays!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 23, 2013

    Y

    Forget what i said aboit10.95 i luv it!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 11, 2013

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 1, 2013

    Good books cost a lot

    Thats waht makes them good

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2013

    Ert

    I have this book it rocks

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2012

    Ndrrul

    Wonderful for the holidays!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 2012

    Great

    Its great for the holidays

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 4, 2012

    Awsome

    It is a book about differences and a Chistmas cheer.So read it! :)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 27, 2012

    A CHRISTMAS cheer!!!!!!!!

    What is this christmas story about??

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 8, 2012

    Bad book

    I hate it this kind of book cost to much it

    0 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted February 20, 2013

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    Posted October 23, 2012

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