Wanda Hickey S Night Of Golden Memories

Author: Jean Shepherd
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: 9780307575364
Size: 60.46 MB
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Wanda Hickey S Night Of Golden Memories from the Author: Jean Shepherd. A bestselling classic of humorous and nostalgic Americana, reissued in a strikingly designed trade paperback edition. Before Garrison Keillor and Spalding Gray there was Jean Shepherd: a master monologist and writer who spun the materials of his all-American childhood into immensely resonant--and utterly hilarious--works of comic art. Wanda Hickey's Night of Golden Memories is a universal (and achingly funny) orchestration of Midwestern puberty rites, from the gut-wrenching playground antics of one Delbert Bumpus, to the supernal glow surrounding unapproachable high school beauty Daphne Bigelow, to the memorable disaster that was Shepherd's (and everyone else's) junior prom. A comic genius who bridges the gap between James Thurber and David Sedaris, Shepherd may have accomplished for Holden, Indiana, what Mark Twain did for Hannibal, Missouri. From the Trade Paperback edition.

A Christmas Story

Author: Jean Shepherd
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: 0307768732
Size: 66.92 MB
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A Christmas Story from the Author: Jean Shepherd. A beloved, bestselling classic of humorous and nostalgic Americana—the book that inspired the equally classic Yuletide film. The holiday film A Christmas Story, first released in 1983, has become a bona fide Christmas perennial, gaining in stature and fame with each succeeding year. Its affectionate, wacky, and wryly realistic portrayal of an American family’s typical Christmas joys and travails in small-town Depression-era Indiana has entered our imagination and our hearts with a force equal to It’s a Wonderful Life and Miracle on 34th Street. This edition of A Christmas Story gathers together in one hilarious volume the gems of autobiographical humor that Jean Shepherd drew upon to create this enduring film. Here is young Ralphie Parker’s shocking discovery that his decoder ring is really a device to promote Ovaltine; his mother and father’s pitched battle over the fate of a lascivious leg lamp; the unleashed and unnerving savagery of Ralphie’s duel in the show with the odious bullies Scut Farkas and Grover Dill; and, most crucially, Ralphie’s unstoppable campaign to get Santa—or anyone else—to give him a Red Ryder carbine action 200-shot range model air rifle. Who cares that the whole adult world is telling him, “You’ll shoot your eye out, kid”? The pieces that comprise A Christmas Story, previously published in the larger collections In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash and Wanda Hickey’s Night of Golden Memories, coalesce in a magical fashion to become an irresistible piece of Americana, quite the equal of the film in its ability to warm the heart and tickle the funny bone. From the Hardcover edition.

Song Of The Stars

Author: Sally Lloyd-Jones
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310737427
Size: 43.90 MB
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Song Of The Stars from the Author: Sally Lloyd-Jones. The Song of the Stars, written by best-selling author Sally Lloyd-Jones, is a Christmas book that explores the joy and excitement and celebration in all of creation at the coming of Jesus. They’ve been waiting with eager longing for the coming of God’s long promised son, and when at last he arrives, though it’s mostly unnoticed by mankind, the whole earth holds its breath: their Creator, Jesus, Emmanuel has come to the world that He made. Mountains, trees, seas, skies, stars, animals—the rumor spreads that at last the time has come. It’s time! He’s here! And a poor teenage couple and some ragged shepherds join in their song of joy.

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

Author: Barbara Robinson
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 9780060250430
Size: 66.16 MB
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The Best Christmas Pageant Ever from the Author: Barbara Robinson. Called one of America's favorite Christmas stories, and now a classic television movie, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever has been a favorite of young readers the world over since 1972. Funny, memorable, and outrageous, it is the story of a family of incorrigible children who discover the Christmas story for the first time and help everyone else rediscover its true meaning.

A Cold Creek Christmas Story

Author: RaeAnne Thayne
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 1460387139
Size: 66.76 MB
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A Cold Creek Christmas Story from the Author: RaeAnne Thayne. Sparkle In The Snow Leads To So Much More Celeste Nichols has always preferred to keep to herself in her hometown of Pine Gulch, Idaho…until she becomes an instant celebrity! When one of her children's stories becomes a major success, she's suddenly the talk of the town. Celeste should be gloriously happy…but something, someone, special is still missing from her life. Could the return of her childhood crush be the answer? Flynn Delaney has moved back home for his daughter's sake. Yet all the millionaire's resources can't help the little girl heal from the tragic loss of her mother. Shy librarian Celeste and her stories do hold some indefinable magic, though. Flynn came home looking for support—can he find that, and true love, in the one who got away?

The Angel Doll

Author: Jerry Bledsoe
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312971892
Size: 39.93 MB
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The Angel Doll from the Author: Jerry Bledsoe. In a novel set in a 1950s North Carolina town, two boys learn the true meaning of the season when scour the town searching for a doll for a polio-stricken sister. Reprint.

A Christmas Carol

Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: First Avenue Editions
ISBN: 1467787582
Size: 21.73 MB
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A Christmas Carol from the Author: Charles Dickens.

A Christmas Carol

Author: Charles Dickens
ISBN: 9781603035057
Size: 23.90 MB
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A Christmas Carol from the Author: Charles Dickens. This Graphic Novel Series features classic tales retold with attractive color illustrations. Educatiors using the Dale-Chall vocabulary system adapted each title. Each 70 page, softcover book retains key phrases and quotations from the original classics. Introduce literature to reluctant readers and motivate struggling readers. Students build confidence through reading practice. Motivation makes all the difference. What's more motivation then the expectation of success?

Three Wise Cats

Author: Harold Konstantelos
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101149089
Size: 68.85 MB
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Three Wise Cats from the Author: Harold Konstantelos. The old Siamese Ptolemy was alongside his master when a star of unusual brightness was seen in the heavens, indicating an event of momentous significance, and leading to a great quest. Ptolemy must watch over his frail master, so he sends three young cats to journey in his place and to fulfill the prophecy: The three finding the one. *Abishag, a sturdy reliable cat who has never shirked her duty. *Kezia, a beautiful young tabby, delicate and a bit vain, but of good heart. *And Ira, younger and bolder than the others, with a temper. Accompanying them is a fourth traveler—the rat Asmodeus, who can hear of no glorious thing without wanting to spoil it. Together, the unlikely band will cover many miles and have many dangerous adventures. And finally they will arrive in a far land, where the star bends close to the earth over a humble stable…