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Zelda and Ivy one Christmas
Kvasnosky, Laura McGee.
Personal Author:
First U.S. edition.
Publication Information:
Cambridge, MA : Candlewick Press, 2000.
Physical Description:
41 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
After making a special Christmas gift for their elderly neighbor, two sisters find just what they wanted under their tree.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 3.0 0.5 44670.
Format :


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Angola Public Library PIC.BK. Juvenile Fiction Holiday
Concord Library PIC.BK. Juvenile Current Holiday Item Holiday
Lancaster Library PIC.BK. Juvenile Fiction Holiday
Anna M. Reinstein Library PIC.BK. Juvenile Current Holiday Item Holiday
Audubon Library PIC.BK. Juvenile Current Holiday Item Holiday

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Zelda and Ivy discover the spirit of Christmas, in a holiday book with heart--and humor. Christmas is coming, and Zelda and Ivy have high hopes. Zelda longs for a fancy evening gown, and Ivy has her heart set on a Princess Mimi doll complete with ballet accessories. But when the fox sisters realize their elderly neighbor, Mrs. Brownlie, is spending Christmas alone, they have more than just their own holiday wishes to think about. Will the Christmas Elves leave something special under the tree for everyone? With favorite characters, an endearing story line, and beautiful illustrations trimmed with merry details, award-winning author-illustrator Laura McGee Kvasnosky's third book about the fabulous fox sisters has all the makings of an enduring Christmas classic.

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Booklist Review

Ages 5^-8. The spirit of giving is exemplified in this engaging return of the popular red fox sisters, who first appeared in Zelda and Ivy (1998). Bright gouache illustrations picture the sisters preparing for Christmas with their recently widowed neighbor, Mrs. Brownlie. As the three bake gingerbread cookies and paw through catalogs for gift ideas, they remember Mr. Brownlie and how they miss him. When the sisters return home, they set about making a present for Mrs. Brownlie to cheer her up, and amusing sisterly exchanges result: Zelda wrestles authority from Ivy; the foxes discuss the gifts they'll receive. Children will guess the identity of the Christmas Elf who leaves the sisters just what they wanted, and Mrs. Brownlie, in turn, is delighted with her gift from the girls. The joy here is not just in the receiving of lovingly tendered presents; it's in the giving--of companionship, affection, and memories, priceless rewards for any season. --Ellen Mandel

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