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Title: The Olympic View Library


1
The Olympic View Library
  • CHRISTMAS
  • BOOKS
  • Available to be checked-out

2
The Gift of the Magiand Other Stories by
O.Henry
  • One dollar and eighty-seven cents. That was
    allThree times Della counted it. And the next
    day would be Christmas.
  • Della cut her beautiful hair to sell it to buy
    her husband a Christmas present.
  • Husband David sold all he had to buy Della
    combs for her most prized possession, her
    beautiful hair.

3
Just in Time for Christmas by Louise Borden
  • The holiday season is here at last!
  • This year, holiday time is bittersweet. Luke,
    Wills dog, is missing.
  • Greatgran is getting older, and shes forgetting
    things.
  • Yet, through these changes, young Will gains the
    chance to discover the true magic of Christmas
    for himself.

4
A Different Kind of Christmas by Alex Haley
  • Christmas 1855.
  • A black slave and a white southerner work toward
    a mutual goalescape via the Underground
    Railroad.
  • A story of kindness and freedom for slaves..held
    in bondage in the South.

5
Christmas in Calico by Jack Curtis
  • Its Christmastime -1900, on the western plains
    of America.
  • The young widow Rose is expecting a baby and
    caring for her sickly son Tom.
  • Needing medicine for Tom, she trusts her ranch to
    a stranger, and leaves for the nearby town of
    Calico.
  • Her ride into town begins just as a blizzard
    approaches.
  • Rose, seeking the medicine, is determined to find
    the good in all the townsfolk she meets along the
    way.

6
Silent Night by Mary Higgins Clark
  • When Katherine Dornans husband Tom, is diagnosed
    with leukemia, she and their 2 young sons travel
    with him to New York for a lifesaving operation.
  • The mothers wallet is stolen, containing a St.
    Christopher medal which Brian believes will save
    his Fathers life.
  • He follows the thief into the subway and the
    adventure begins.

7
A Midnight Clear by Katherine Paterson
  • A man driving to see his dying father, picks up a
    hitchhiker who attempts to rob him.
  • A proud and lonely widow is befriended by a boy
    trying to earn a star for his church group.
  • In Communist China, a widow and a night watchman
    secretly bond while reading the Christmas story
    together

8
Seven Stories of Christmas Love by Leo
Buscaglia
  • This collection of Christmas stories remind us
    that Christmas can last for more than one
    daythat the spirit and magic of the season can
    thrive all the time.
  • Peace, love, and goodwill are not seasonal..but
    should be practiced all the months of the year

9
The Twenty-Four Days Before Christmas by
Madeleine LEngle
  • Vicky Austin thinks the 24 days before Christmas
    are the most wonderful days of the year.
  • Vicky, brother John, and sister Suzy do something
    special every day to celebrate.
  • What happens if the new baby comes during
    Christmas?

10
Betty Crockers Best Christmas by Betty
Crocker
  • From decking the halls to gathering around a
    beautiful table for Christmas dinner..
  • 250 recipes and ideas, both traditional and
    modern for your holiday feast.
  • Cookies Feasts
  • Cakes Warm drinks
  • Candy Desserts

11
Christmas in Russia from World Book
  • In those daysChristmas was as colorful as old
    Russia itself.
  • It was a happy, festive time when people
    decorated Christmas trees, feasted, exchanged
    gifts, and enjoyed the company of friends and
    family.

12
Miracle on 34th Street by Valentine Davies
  • Living at the old folks home, Chris Cringle, who
    just happens to look like you know who..
  • Deer at the Central Park Zoo eat from his hand.
  • The children who come to see him at Macys
    certainly believe.
  • Chris is taken to court for truly believing he IS
    Santa

13
Christmas in the Big House, Christmas in the
Quarters by Patricia C. McKissack
  • Christmas on the Plantation..1859
  • The big house is decorated, the food is good,
    and Christmas beauty at every turn
  • In the harsh, cramped slave quarters there is
    eating , singing, and dancing too!

14
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
  • Mean, miserly, and old Ebenezer Scrooge doesnt
    understand the real meaning of Christmas at all!
  • 3 ghosts appear to him during the night of
    Christmas Eve and teach him the real, true
    meaning of Christmas.

15
The Olympic View Library
  • Visit the library soon and check out these and
    more Christmas books.
  • Merry Christmas!
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