Emma's Gift

 
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Emma's Gift
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6+
Release Date
May 01, 2003
ISBN
0687022940
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Emma is distressed to learn that her Grandmother's flight has been canceled, so Grandmother will not be there on Christmas morning. Not only that, but the forecast calls for "no snow." Fortunately, Grandmother sent Emma's present early and calls to tell her to go ahead and open it. Emma finds boots, mittens, and a scarf. She sets out to buy the morning paper for her mother, and on the trip she gives away all her presents to people who need them more than she does. As she nears her home, a bus stops, and Grandmother gets off. It begins to snow.

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A new story for the Christmas Spirit
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Reader reviewed by Alyssa Feller, POD Princess & Graphic Novel Guru

Emmas Christmas is not turning out so well. Its been over two weeks since a snowflake hit the ground, and now her grandmother Manna cant make it for Christmas. Emmas mother tells her to open Mannas gift early instead. After carefully shaking, weighing, and ripping open the package, Emma has a brand new matching scarf and mittens along with a bright red pair of galoshes. Emma spends Christmas Eve dreaming of making snowmen.

The next morning Santa has come and gone, but theres still no snow, and still no Manna. Emma decides to talk a walk in the neighborhood, hoping it will help her depression. What Emma find will completely change her life, and shes about to learn a whole new lesson about the meaning of Christmas&

With so many books about the Christmas Spirit circulating around, its nice to find something that feels a little different. Emmas story manages to inspire, teach, and entertain at the same time. With a strong message about the importance of giving at Christmas, this book is sure to be a holiday hit with both kids and parents.
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