An Orange for Frankie

An Orange for Frankie

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Patricia Polacco's most poignant Christmas tale!

The Stowell family is abuzz with holiday excitement, and Frankie, the youngest boy, is the most excited of all. But there's a cloud over the joyous season: Tomorrow is Christmas Eve, and Pa hasn't returned yet from his trip to Lansing. He promised to bring back the oranges for the mantelpiece. Every year there are nine of them nestled among the evergreens, one for each of the children. But this year, heavy snows might mean no oranges . . . and, worse, no Pa!
This is a holiday story close to Patricia Polacco's heart. Frankie was her grandmother's youngest brother, and every year she and her family remember this tale of a little boy who learned--and taught--an important lesson about giving, one Christmas long ago
Publisher: New York : Philomel, [2004]
Copyright Date: ©2004
ISBN: 9780399243028
Branch Call Number: JP Polac
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm


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Oct 10, 2017

Heart warming in true Polacco style, a Christmas story expressing it's true spirit through kindness and giving, brings family together while demonstrating the lengths we go to for special gifts. Love binds the family together is the main message. A lovely Christmastime book to read.

* Based on a true story, the author's note at the end indicates a saddening event that need not be shared with little ones. Just be aware for those that read on their own.

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