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The gingerbread doll

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Clarion Books,
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IL: LG - BL: 4.1 - AR Pts: 0.5
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"This is a warm and engaging Christmas story set during the Great Depression. Rebecca is nine years old when her large, close-knit family moves into a tarpaper farm house in Wisconsin. Because times are hard, she does not find the porcelain doll she had hoped for under the Christmas tree. Instead, her mother surprises her with a thick gingerbread doll named Button Marie, which she loves 'in a way you could never love anything from a store.' . . . These paintings (which arereminiscent of the work of Andrew Wyeth) convey a strong sense of the affection that pervades the family over the generations. The emphasis on such familiar things as family storytelling and rituals makes this a slice of Americana that the picture book crowd can savor."--ALA Booklist "Lloyd's sharply observed realistic watercolors--in a palette somewhat grayed as if to recall old b&w photos--beautifully reflect this well-told story's warmth and focus on essential values."--Kirkus Reviews
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Grouped Work ID 56ed4424-abf5-b9f8-b90e-548b593cbe74
full_title gingerbread doll
author tews susan
grouping_category book
lastUpdate 2018-02-04 04:20:43AM

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accelerated_reader_interest_level LG
accelerated_reader_point_value 0.5
accelerated_reader_reading_level 4.1
auth_author2 Lloyd, Megan.
author Tews, Susan.
author2-role Lloyd, Megan.
author_display Tews, Susan
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display_description Although her family's prosperity brings her increasingly nicer dolls as Christmas gifts, Rebecca is most fond of her gingerbread doll because it was made from love.
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id 56ed4424-abf5-b9f8-b90e-548b593cbe74
isbn 9780395564387
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itype_santafe Regular Circ
lexile_score 670
literary_form Fiction
literary_form_full Fiction
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owning_library_santafe Santa Fe Public Library
owning_location_santafe Southside Branch
primary_isbn 9780395564387
publishDate 1993
record_details ils:.b11149735|Book|Books||English|Clarion Books,|c1993.|32 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm.
recordtype grouped_work
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subject_facet Christmas -- Fiction, Dolls -- Fiction
title_display The gingerbread doll
title_full The gingerbread doll / by Susan Tews ; illustrated by Megan Lloyd
title_short The gingerbread doll
topic_facet Christmas, Dolls