Vicky Austin's family does one special thing each day of December to prepare for Christmas. This year, they're also preparing for the birth of a new brother or sister, due after the New Year. Vicky is worried that the baby will come early--what kind of Christmas Eve would it be without Mother to help them hang up stockings and sing everyone to sleep with carols? This classic story of an old-fashioned Christmas is accompanied by merry illustrations by Jill Weber.
Seven-year-old Vicky Austin recounts the events of the twenty-four days before Christmas, as she prepares for her role as an angel in the Christmas Pageant and prays that her mother will not be in the hospital for Christmas having a new baby.
Number of Pages: 45
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Holidays, Holidays + Celebrations / Christmas
Publisher: Farrar Straus & Giroux
Age Range: 4-8 years
Author: Madeleine L'Engle
Street Date: September 28, 2010
Item Number (DPCI): 248-55-9588