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Angelina's Christmas by Katharine Holabird

Angelina's Christmas

by Katharine Holabird, Helen Craig (Illustrator)

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Series: Angelina Ballerina (Picture Book)

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Angelina's Christmas is about a town of mice who are celebrating Christmas. One man in town is very lonely and does not have family to celebrate with. Angelina decides to make him cookies, her father chopped down a tree for the lonely man, Mr. Bell, and then he surprised them! Mr. Bell came downstairs dressed as Santa Claus and told them stories about when he took Santa Claus' place for a party. Angelina invited him to her school play and he came dressed as Santa Claus. The children loved it and for now on he was invited every year. This story is very sweet and show children that giving can be very rewarding. I would read this to a lower grade level during the holidays to show the Christmas spirit. ( )
  SadieCooney | Feb 21, 2015 |
Angelina's Christmas by Katherine Haliburt
Everyone at her school stayed late to help decorate for the play. Most houses had lights and were decorated for the holiday, except for one house.
She makes cookies in hopes of giving one away to the old man. Her brother Henry wnats to give his to Santa Claus. Next day her mother and her bring holiday food to his house and the dad and Henry cut a tree for him.
He dresses up as Santa as everyone decorates the tree and tells them a story of when he was not able to drive his US Postal truck to deliver the presents...
Nice surprise for what the town does for the old man, Mr. Bell. Henry participates.
I received this book from National Library Service for my BARD (Braille Audio Reading Device). ( )
  jbarr5 | May 16, 2014 |
This book is fun to read at Christmas time. It is good for k-2nd grade readers. It is challenging to read but fun.
  srgrammer | Mar 24, 2009 |
This book is a good example of a warm feeling fantasy. As a personified community of mice prepare for Christmas, the local postman is feeling lonely, as he has no family around to celebrate. However, Angelina thinks of a wonderful idea by inviting him to her school's Christmas play. The postman shows up in his Santa Clause uniform, and the children love it! Overall, he does not have a lonely Christmas, because he is invited to the Christmas play every year after, and Angelina has a new member in her audience.

Age Appropriateness: Primary

Media: Mixed Media ( )
  egodwin07 | Nov 22, 2008 |
Genre: Fantasy
Age Appropriateness: Primary
Review: This book is a good example of fantasy because the story includes a personified mouse, Angelina Ballerina. One day, she sees old Mr. Bell all alone in his cottage at Christmastime. She decides to bring him some holiday cheer. At the same time, Henry, her little cousin, is worrying that he won’t see Santa Clause. She brings gifts to Mr. Bell with Henry, and they realize there’s a real live Santa Clause in their own town and it is Mr. Bell. This story is believable but would not happen in reality because of the personified animals.
Media: This book is a good example of ink and wash and pencils. The characters are drawn with pencils to emphasize detail. Other background scenery is created with ink and wash. The illustrator captures the readers with the colors and detailed pictures. ( )
  awidmer06 | Nov 15, 2008 |
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Katharine Holabirdprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Craig, HelenIllustratormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Williams, FintyReadersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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When Angelina Ballerina sees old Mr. Bell all alone at Christmastime, she decides to bring him some holiday cheer. Cousin Henry doesn?t want to help? until he finds that there?s a real Santa Claus living in their town! Angelina?s Christmas is a heartwarming story that is perfect for holiday giving.

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Angelina and her cousin Henry help bring Christmas to a lonely old postman.

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