A Season of Gifts (Paperback)

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“Who can resist another book with Grandma Dowdel? The new preacher and his family move in next door and they have problems, not the least of which is Grandma, who, once again, proves that she has heart to spare.”
— Shirley Mullin, Kids Ink, Indianapolis, IN

Description


One of the most adored characters in children's literature is the eccentric, forceful, bighearted Grandma Dowdel, star of the Newbery Award-winning A Year Down Yonder and Newbery Honor-winning A Long Way from Chicago. And it turns out that her story isn't over. It's now 1958, and a new family has moved in next door to Mrs. Dowdel: a minister and his wife and kids. Soon Mrs. Dowdel will work her particular brand of charm on all of them, and they will quickly discover that the last house in town might also be the most vital.

About the Author


RICHARD PECK (1934-2018) was born in Decatur, Illinois and lived in New York City for nearly 50 years. The acclaimed author of 35 novels for children and young adults, he won the Newbery Medal for A Year Down Yonder, a Newbery Honor for A Long Way from Chicago, the Scott O’Dell Award for The River Between Us, the Edgar Allen Poe Award for Are You in the House Alone?, a Boston Globe-Horn BookAward Honor for The Best Man, and the Christopher Medal for The Teacher’s Funeral. He was the first children’s author ever to have been awarded a National Humanities Medal, and was twice a National Book Award Finalist.  

Praise For…


-This is one of Peck+s best novels yet-and that+s saying something.+-Kirkus Reviews, starred review


Product Details
ISBN: 9780142417294
ISBN-10: 0142417297
Publisher: Puffin Books
Publication Date: October 14th, 2010
Pages: 208
Language: English

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