The Bells of Christmas

The Bells of Christmas

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by Virginia Hamilton, Lambert Davis
     
 

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Twelve-year-old Jason Bell waits impatiently for Christmas 1890. Set against the carefully researched background life of a middle-class black family in Ohio a century ago, “Hamilton’s story moves along at an elegant pace, giving readers time to savor the holiday preparations.”—School Library Journal

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Twelve-year-old Jason Bell waits impatiently for Christmas 1890. Set against the carefully researched background life of a middle-class black family in Ohio a century ago, “Hamilton’s story moves along at an elegant pace, giving readers time to savor the holiday preparations.”—School Library Journal

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Children's Literature - Mary Quattlebaum
Award-winning author Virginia Hamilton tells the story of a young boy's Christmas in 1890. Jason and his family live by the historic National Road in Ohio and are eagerly awaiting the arrival of their relatives. Natural surprises such as snow from a clear sky and technical marvels such as a mechanical walking doll and the idea of "horseless carriages" make the day extra special. Illustrator Lambert Davis did extensive research to uncover the look and details of life in 1890 and his warm portrayals of the family complement Hamilton's poetic text.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780152015503
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
10/28/1997
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.21(d)
Lexile:
570L (what's this?)
Age Range:
6 - 9 Years

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The Bells of Christmas 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm studying to be a school teacher and I used this book for an integrated study lesson plan. It is a very good read!