Gifts of the Heart
Gifts of the Heart
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Gifts of the Heart

Written and illustrated by Patricia Polacco
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$18.99
$17.66
5 - 8
Reading age
40
Page count
76
Words per page
660L
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Oct 3, 2013
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Beloved author-illustrator Patricia Polacco’s holiday story is a wonderful ode to the magic of family, Christmas, and giving the right kind of gifts–gifts filled with love. Richie and Trisha want to buy Christmas gifts for their family, but they don’t have enough money. Enter Kay Lamity, a new housekeeper . . . but is that all she is? She comes into their lives like a whirlwind, brimming with positive energy and a can-do attitude. Kay not only straightens them out when it comes to whether or not Santa Claus is real, she teaches them something about gifts: the just-good-enough kind that come from the pocketbook and the unforgettable kind that come from the heart. Because of Kay, Trisha and Richie–and the family–have a Christmas morning they will never forget. Celebrating the joy of homemade gifts, Patricia Polacco introduces readers to a new character who is truly a force of nature in this story reminiscent of Christmas Tapestry and An Orange for Frankie. This is a magical Christmas story the author swears is true, right down to the sleigh tracks on the farmhouse roof!

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    Book Details

    ISBN
    9780399160943
    Publication Date
    October 3, 2013
    Publisher
    G.P. Putnam's Sons Books For Young Readers
    Page Count
    40
    Words Per Page
    76
    Audience
    Picture
    Reading Age
    5 - 8 years
    Lib. of Congress (LCCN)
    2012048016
    WorldCat Number (OCLC)
    823294417
    Lexile® Level
    660L
    Est. Fountas & Pinnell Level
    ~P
    ATOS® Book Level
    3.9
    Accelerated Reader® Points
    0.5
    Accelerated Reader Quiz
    164868
    Accelerated Reader Interest Level
    LG

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