Welcome Comfort

Welcome Comfort

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by Patricia Polacco
     
 

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Santa! He's not even real!

It's not easy being Welcome Comfort-a foster child always moving from home to home and getting picked on by the kids at school. Even Christmas, the most wondrous time of the year, isn't so wondrous for Welcome, since he has no family, no presents, and no Santa Claus. But when Welcome meets Mr. Hamp, the school custodian, he

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Santa! He's not even real!

It's not easy being Welcome Comfort-a foster child always moving from home to home and getting picked on by the kids at school. Even Christmas, the most wondrous time of the year, isn't so wondrous for Welcome, since he has no family, no presents, and no Santa Claus. But when Welcome meets Mr. Hamp, the school custodian, he finally finds a friend. And when Christmas comes around, Welcome is taken on an extraordinary adventure that changes his life forever.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Like Where Does Joe Go? (reviewed above), this warm blend of fantasy and reality delivers a satisfying surprise ending. Ostracized at school, an overweight foster child named Welcome Comfort is befriended by the equally rotund school custodian, who heads out of town with his wife every Christmas Eve ("It's just something we always do"). Plucked from his bed for a sleigh ride with Santa, Welcome wonders for years if the trip was just a dream, and finds the answer only after Mr. Hamp retires and chooses him as his successor. Polacco's artwork is even more vibrant than usual, and her Santa scenes are sure-fire crowd-pleasers. Ages 4-8. (Oct.) Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
Publishers Weekly
In a starred review, PW called this tale of an overweight foster child, befriended by the equally rotund school custodian (who heads out of town every Christmas Eve), "a warm blend of fantasy and reality that delivers a satisfying surprise ending." Ages 4-8. (Sept.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780613505246
Publisher:
Turtleback Books: A Division of Sanval
Publication date:
09/28/2002
Pages:
40
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 11.16(h) x 0.34(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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Welcome Comfort 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A great book for all ages. Welcome Comfort is a book everyone should read. It shows that no matter your size you're special. It teaches you to believe in the unseen, and to open your hearts to anyone in need. The book is heartwarming from start to finish, and it starts all over again at the end.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think this book is great. It is fun, funny and sad. You should read this book. I think that if you read it you will like it a lot. The characters in this book are Mr. Hamp, a boy named Welcome, teachers and other kids. Kids are being mean and making fun of Welcome, so Mr.Hamp helps him. He says that if they keep on making fun of him to come in his room. If I were you I would buy this book and read it to your kids. Your kids will love it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The book was very special, as are all of Patricia Polacco's books. I read the book to my class and they were on the edge of their seats. We were all touched by the warmth and caring that is protrayed by the Hamp family. It made us all want to 'welcome' someone into our homes.