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Christmas Tapestry

Christmas Tapestry

by Patricia Polacco Illustrated by Patricia Polacco
When a bad leak ruins the sacristy wall in his father's church, Jonathan Jefferson Weeks thinks his family's first Christmas Eve service in Detroit will be ruined, too. But then he and his father find a beautiful tapestry for sale in a secondhand shop. Just the thing to cover the damaged wall and give the church a festive look! But then, amazingly, an old Jewish woman who is visiting the church recognizes the beautiful cloth. It is her discovery that leads to a real miracle on Christmas Eve. This timely tale of love and generosity between people of different religious faiths is a wonderful showcase for Polacco's art. It features snowy holiday scenes and a colorful tapestry that is almost a character in itself.
Ages
8, 9, 10
Interest Level
Grades 3 - 5
Grade Level Equivalent
4.1
Lexile Measure
490L
DRA
40
Guided Reading
R
Number of Pages
46
Genre
General Fiction

About the Author and Illustrator

Patricia Polacco Award-winning author Patricia Polacco has always been a phenomenal artist, but it wasn't until she was 41 years old that she started writing children's books. She writes in both Eastern European and mid-western American voices.
Patricia Polacco Award-winning author Patricia Polacco has always been a phenomenal artist, but it wasn't until she was 41 years old that she started writing children's books. She writes in both Eastern European and mid-western American voices.

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