The Birds' Christmas Carol

 
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The Birds' Christmas Carol
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8+
Release Date
December 31, 1969
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1440048215
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Few characters embody the spirit of Christmas more fully than Kate Douglas Wiggin's Carol Bird. This classic Christmas story by the author of Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm features a child as memorable and charitable as Dickens's Tiny Tim. Born on Christmas Day, Carol is the Bird family's special Christmas baby. As her tenth birthday approaches, declining health threatens young Carol's life. Her only concern, however, is for the happiness of the less fortunate neighbor children, for whom she plans an unforgettable holiday celebration. Since 1888 this bittersweet holiday classic has been cherished by generations of young readers, reminding them of the true nature of Christmas through a child's joyful and generous spirit.

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A heart warming and wrenching story about the true meaning behind the spirit of the season. WARNING: Sad ending!  Carol is our main charactor and named thus thanks to her day of birth.  Christmas Day, as the birds were singing, the clock was ticking, and the choir was sending tidings of great joy, the Birds family added their Christmas Carol.  As sweet and loving a baby was never seen, but as with things that seen to good to be true, tragedy strikes.  Young Carol is very ill and confined to her room for all occasions.  Knowing inwardly that her times draws short, she sets out to spread the joy of the season with a family known and yet unknown to them all in an effort to keep the spirit of the season alive. 

Touching yet sad, this book is listed as Children's or Young Adult.  While the message can be enjoyed by any age reader, I'd have a box of tissues handy.
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