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The Scallop Christmas
     

The Scallop Christmas

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by Jane Freeberg, Astrid Sheckels (Illustrator)
 

Times were tough in the small New England fishing village where Marcie lived. No one had any money, and work was hard to find. So the villagers rejoiced one glorious fall when an unexpected bounty of scallops filled their little bay. For young Marcie, a week of harvesting scallops also brought an unexpected adventure and a lesson about love that she would never

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Times were tough in the small New England fishing village where Marcie lived. No one had any money, and work was hard to find. So the villagers rejoiced one glorious fall when an unexpected bounty of scallops filled their little bay. For young Marcie, a week of harvesting scallops also brought an unexpected adventure and a lesson about love that she would never forget. The Scallop Christmas, illustrated by rising star Astrid Sheckels, was the winner of the 2009 Maine Lupine Honor Award, given annually to a picture book of outstanding merit.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781934031254
Publisher:
Islandport Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/01/2009
Pages:
36
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 11.20(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
5 - 9 Years

Meet the Author


Author Jane Freeberg lives on Georgetown Island in Midcoast Maine and has lived in the state for thirty years. The Scallop Christmas is based on a true story told to her by her friend Marcia, who lived most of the story. She states, "It rattled around in my brain for thirty-five years, and when it came to mind, I'd think, 'That's a great story. I ought to write it down. I'm so glad I did."

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The Scallop Christmas 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great New England story! A touching story of a hardworking family and a great Christmas celebration.