AN ORANGE FOR FRANKIE
New York : Philomel Books,
IL 3-6, RL 6.1
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was the heart of the household especially at Christmas. That
was when the whole family came together to celebrate and gather boughs
of greens to put on the mantel. Then they paced apples, dried flowers,
cookies and nuts in the greens and finally, as the crowning touch, the
oranges. Nine of them! One for each of the children born to the Stowell
clan. Precious, rare oranges that their father had driven horse and
buggy all the way to Lansing to fetch back home for Christmas.”
Frankie was the youngest of the nine children of the Stowell clan and the
whole family was beginning to worry because it was Christmas Eve and Pa
still had not returned with the Christmas oranges for the mantel.
It had snowed and snowed and snowed and now all the roads where closed
and there was no way for his buggy to get home. Frankie prayed for a miracle
This is a very heartwarming story about faith, family and the true spirit
of Christmas as the author/illustrator tells the story of her grandmother’s
youngest brother, Frankie. (Brenda Boyd, firstname.lastname@example.org,
School of Library and Information Science, University of SC, Columbia,
Christmas -- Fiction.
Oranges -- Fiction.
Brothers and sisters -- Fiction.
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