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Silver Packages (edition 1997)
Silver Packages: An Appalachian Christmas Story by Cynthia Rylant
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 053130051X, Hardcover)In Appalachia each Christmas, a boy named Frankie waits beside the tracks for the Christmas Train, which will bring presents to the children who live in coal towns and hollows. Year after year, Frankie hopes that one particular gift a very special gift will be tossed to him from that train. It is this enduring hope that will guide him to the true meaning of the season. Full color.
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Every year at Christmas a rich man rides a train through Appalachia and throws gifts to the poor children who are waiting, in order to repay a debt he owes the people who live there.
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