The Bird's Christmas Carol

The Bird's Christmas Carol

by Kate Douglas Wiggin
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The Bird's Christmas Carol by Kate Douglas Wiggin

Kate Douglas Wiggin (September 28, 1856 - August 24, 1923) was an American educator and author of children's stories, most notably the classic children's novel Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm. She started the first free kindergarten in San Francisco in 1878 (the Silver Street Free Kindergarten). With her sister during the 1880s, she also established a training school for kindergarten teachers. Kate Wiggin devoted her adult life to the welfare of children in an era when children were commonly thought of as cheap labor.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781982018887
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 12/28/2017
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Kate Douglas Wiggin (September 28, 1856 - August 24, 1923) was an American educator and author of children's stories, most notably the classic children's novel Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm. She started the first free kindergarten in San Francisco in 1878 (the Silver Street Free Kindergarten). With her sister during the 1880s, she also established a training school for kindergarten teachers. Kate Wiggin devoted her adult life to the welfare of children in an era when children were commonly thought of as cheap labor.

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The Birds' Christmas Carol: dramatic version 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 26 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My grandmother was born in 1892. 'The Birds' Christmas Carol' was her favorite book. Though she spoke of it often, my grandmother did not have a copy to read to me. I was shocked and delighted to find it among the Christmas selections at Barnes & Noble. I couldn't wait to read it. It is a rich, melodious and melancholy story. It tells us that even in sadness there is often a gift of great beauty. My grandmother was a great gift to me and this book brought back beautiful memories of her.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this book its been a family tradition sence as lon g as i can rember
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just love this book it has all the things that i wanted tobe on a book i love the auther she is my favorite i would love to read more of her books! I just love this story so much like i just feel like i can connect to carol :)
Guest More than 1 year ago
My mom recieved a copy of this from an old family friend a few years after an old lady, who always wished that she could get this for her, passed away. It's a sad but sweet book.
InTheBookcase More than 1 year ago
My new favorite Christmas story!! Truly, I'd recommend it to all ages. The story is simple, created for children, but it's one of those tales that any age could be warmed by the morals upheld. "It was very early Christmas morning, and in the stillness of the dawn, with the soft snow falling on the house-tops, a little child was born in the Bird household...." Carol Bird is a Christmas child. She grows up, even sickly and bedridden, always honoring Christ on His birthday first, even though it is her birthday as well. This little girl displays so sweetly the true meaning of the holiday, giving as much of herself as she can manage. Such a bittersweet story, sure to capture the reader's heart.  "The Birds' Christmas Carol" was written in 1886 by American authoress, Kate Douglas Wiggin. This is a tale that has stood the test of time, and is still relevant today.
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Singing_Bird More than 1 year ago
As a teacher, I shared this book with my class several years in a row. It was always warmly received and led to some heartfelt discussions. On a personal level, this book touched my heart and the story although for some would be a bit smaltz is humorous and reminds us of thinking about others and how brave and loving some people are in spite of the hand life deals theme.
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The quality of this version is quite poor but the content is worth the trouble. This was a precious story and certainly appropriate for the Christmas season.