The True Gift by Patricia MacLachlan audiobook

The True Gift: A Christmas Story

By Patricia MacLachlan
Read by Aya Cash

0.82 Hours 10/06/2009 Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9780743597531

All year long Lily and Liam look forward to Christmas on their grandparents' farm. It's always the perfect trip -- walking to the lilac library, trimming the tree, giving gifts. But this year, thanks to a white cow alone in the meadow, things will be different. This Christmas, Lily and Liam will find out the meaning of a true gift. From one of our most beloved authors comes a brand-new holiday classic that rings in the season by celebrating the joys of family, community, and true giving.

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Summary

Summary

All year long Lily and Liam look forward to Christmas on their grandparents' farm. It's always the perfect trip -- walking to the lilac library, trimming the tree, giving gifts. But this year, thanks to a white cow alone in the meadow, things will be different. This Christmas, Lily and Liam will find out the meaning of a true gift.

From one of our most beloved authors comes a brand-new holiday classic that rings in the season by celebrating the joys of family, community, and true giving.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Sweetly engaging…A poignant story with a classic feel.”  Publishers Weekly
“Newbery Medalist MacLachlan tells a contemporary story about a brother and sister who react with compassion to a patient white cow who is all alone in their grandparents’ meadow. Aya Cash’s gentle voice pulls listeners into this engaging tale of the kids’ efforts to hook the cow up with a bovine companion.”  AudioFile
“The simple, elegant prose tells a warm family story with a classic holiday theme. School Library Journal
“MacLachlan uses her typical taciturn style featuring dialogue and minimal description to convey the intense feelings of the sensitive little boy trying to accomplish a seemingly impossible task.”  Kirkus Reviews

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Author

Author Bio: Patricia MacLachlan

Author Bio: Patricia MacLachlan

Patricia MacLachlan is the celebrated author of many timeless books for young readers, including Sarah, Plain and Tall, winner of the Newbery Medal. Her novels for young readers include Arthur, For the Very First Time; The Facts and Fictions of Minna Pratt; Skylark; Caleb’s Story; More Perfect than the Moon; Grandfather’s Dance; and Word After Word After Word. She is also the author of many much-loved picture books, including Three Names; All the Places to Love; What You Know First; Painting the Wind; Bittle; Who Loves Me?; Once I Ate a Pie; I Didn’t Do It; and Before You Came, several of which she cowrote with her daughter, Emily.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 0.82
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English