"The Christmas Trees of Pelkie Field: A French-Canadian Winter Tale" tells the story of two brothers, ages fifteen and five, who are given the responsibility of bringing home the family Christmas tree from a forest near their small family farm. Set in rural northern Michigan, it is a humorous and poignant tale of life in a large, traditional family in the second half of the 20th century. Setting out on an early December day, Mike and Jimmy revel in their winter wonderland, creating special memories for themselves and for their family. As they find their way to Pelkie Field, their story reaches back in time as they walk in the footsteps of their ancestors whose memories permeate the tale. It is a story of family, tradition, and holiday spirit in the northwoods of Michigan.
A beautiful Christmas-themed, touch-and-feel board book!
In a warm and touching poem, e.e. cummings describes the wonder and excitement of a young brother and sister who find a little tree on a city sidewalk and carry it home, where they adorn it with Christmas finery.
Ebenezer Scrooge is a miserly and mean-spirited old man. He treats family, coworkers, and strangers alike with distaste. But on Christmas Eve he receives a visit from the ghost of his dead business partner, Jacob Marley. Marley warns Scrooge that unless he learns to be less greedy and self-serving that Scrooge will be condemned to wander Earth weighed down with heavy chains, as Marley has been. Marley tells Scrooge that three spirits will visit him. First, the Ghost of Christmas Past visits and shows Scrooge his own Christmases past, including the Christmas when his fiance left him for being obsessed with money. Second, the Ghost of Christmas Present shows Scrooge all the happiness occurring at the various Christmas festivities around the city. Finally, The Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come shows Scrooge what will happen after his own death, and Scrooge is horrified to find that everyone will celebrate it. Distraught, Scrooge begs for another chance, and suddenly wakes in his own bed. Forever after he honours the spirit of Christmas with kindness, generosity and warmth.
Former FBI agent Sam Delvecchio brings the keen skills of a profiler to his new position as a Mercy Street Foundation operativeâ€“and not a moment too soon. His first assignment, the cold-case murder of a local soup kitchen volunteer, has all the telltale signs of a serial killerâ€™s work. That grim suspicion is confirmed when FBI agent Fiona Summers shares the details of two other killings with eerie similarities to Samâ€™s case: The bodies in all three cases have been carefully posed. And when a fourth victim is discovered, the two investigators realize theyâ€™re pursuing the same twisted quarry.
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