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The Birds' Christmas Carol

The Birds' Christmas Carol

by Kate Douglas Wiggin Illustrated by Jessie Gillespie
Few characters embody the spirit of Christmas more fully than Kate Douglas Wiggin's Carol Bird. This classic Christmas story by the author of Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm features a child as memorable and charitable as Dickens's Tiny Tim. Born on Christmas Day, Carol is the Bird family's special Christmas baby. As her tenth birthday approaches, declining health threatens young Carol's life. Her only concern, however, is for the happiness of the less fortunate neighbor children, for whom she plans an unforgettable holiday celebration. Since 1888 this bittersweet holiday classic has been cherished by generations of young readers, reminding them of the true nature of Christmas through a child's joyful and generous spirit.
Ages
11, 12, 13
Interest Level
Grades 6 - 8
Grade Level Equivalent
8.1
Lexile Measure
1200L
Guided Reading
NR
Publisher
Houghton Mifflin Company
Number of Pages
80
Genre
General Fiction

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