Christmas Gift For Mama

Christmas Gift For Mama




A heartwarming holiday story that has special meaning in today's world.

Winter has come early to the city, and by the time Christmas week arrives, Grace and her mother feel as if the cold wind will never stop blowing. Times are hard for everyone this year, but especially so for Grace and her mother, since Grace's father died the spring before. Christmas was always a time of cheer and celebration before Papa died, but this year, in their cold, small apartment, and with Mama working long hours for a seamstress, Christmas has lost its magic.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780590307253
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 10/01/2003
Pages: 48
Product dimensions: 9.42(w) x 11.36(h) x 0.41(d)
Lexile: 570L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Lauren Thompson is the author of several New York Times bestselling children's books, including the much-beloved Little Quack series and the award-winning picture book POLAR BEAR NIGHT. She is also the author of THE APPLE PIE THAT PAPA BAKED and BALLERINA DREAMS: A TRUE STORY. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband, Robert, and their son, Owen. You can visit her website at

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Christmas Gift For Mama 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A wonderful holiday gift for the whole family! Lauren Thompson's beautifully written retelling of O. Henry's 'Gift of the Magi' exemplifies the true meaning of Christmas. Jim Burke's full page oil paintings are amazing. From the school girls gazing into the antique shop window on their way home, to the touching moment when Grace must decide whether or not to trade her cherished doll in order to have 'A Christmas Gift for Mama' -- this book is truly a gift for anyone who receives it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
To say that Jim Burke is a gifted picture book illustrator is an understatement. Right on the heels of his awe-inspiring MY BROTHERS' FLYING MACHINE, Burke returns with A CHRISTMAS GIFT FOR MAMA, where his gentle pictures offer the reader an inside view of a tender mother-daughter relationship that burgeons in spite of fierce adversity. Thompson's heartwarming text and Burke's rich paintings,filled with warmth, come together to create what is destined to be the most sought after holiday book of the season. Burke's painstaking research into the lifestyle, clothing and toys (especially the china dolls) of the 1930's, immediately transport the reader into the lavish world of the affluent society of the era. It is not surprising that this book has won the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio 'Best Book' Award for this holiday season. It is a book that truly depicts the magic that happens when families take the time to know and cherish what matters most in life-love and time for each other. Don't miss this one! It's Jim Burke at his best!