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Clementine for Christmas

Clementine for Christmas

by Daphne Benedis-Grab

An irresistible and timeless Christmas story by the author of The Angel Tree.

Josie's timid, but she comes out of her shell when she and her dog, Clementine, volunteer at the local hospital during the holiday season. Between her beloved Clementine and a load of Christmas fun, what more could she need?

Oscar's parents are fighting more and more, and so is he. He gets into trouble at school, and his punishment? Volunteer hours at the local hospital.

Gabby's life seems perfect. She's the star of the soccer team, super stylish, and everyone looks up to her. But she has a secret, and if it gets out, she'll lose everything.

Then, Clementine disappears, Oscar's parents separate, and Gabby ends up in the hospital. All Josie wanted was to help make the perfect Christmas, but it seems like things couldn't get any worse! Can Josie, Oscar, and Gabby find a way to save the holiday?

Daphne Benedis-Grab, author of The Angel Tree, has created a heartwarming story that sparkles with humor, light, and Christmas spirit.

Ages
8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Interest Level
Grades 3 - 7
Lexile Measure
830L
DRA
50
Guided Reading
V
Publisher
Scholastic Inc.
Number of Pages
256

About the Author

Daphne Benedis-Grab Daphne Benedis-Grab grew up in a small town in upstate New York where Christmas was always her favorite holiday. She is the author of Alive and Well in Prague, New York, a young adult novel. She has worked a variety of jobs including building houses for Habitat for Humanity in Georgia, organizing an after-school tutoring program in San Francisco, and teaching ESL in China. She now lives in New York City with her husband, two kids, and a cat, and still looks forward to celebrating Christmas every year.

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