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The Birds Christmas Carol (original 1887; edition 1896)

by Wiggin Kate Douglas

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Title:The Birds Christmas Carol
Authors:Wiggin Kate Douglas
Info:1896 Houghton Mifflin (1896), Hardcover
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The Birds' Christmas Carol by Kate Douglas Wiggin (1887)

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A bit of a tearjerker, but with humor as well, and a good Christmas message about caring for the poor. ( )
  auntieknickers | Jun 8, 2013 |
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  romsfuulynn | Apr 28, 2013 |
This book was a Christmas gift to me from my adult son. My copy of the book was printed 1914 and there is the most wonderful scent and feel to the smooth old pages. I think it was well-loved before it came into my hands. It is a delightful story, at times sad yet always charming. One very small thing (which I absolutely love) is "Cary" is the name of Carol's pet canary. (Cary is not a featured character; I only remember the name because I thought it was so clever) ( )
  RaucousRain | Feb 12, 2012 |
All-time favorite story about the Christmas holiday. An inspiring story about family and love. ( )
  dichosa | Sep 15, 2010 |
Book Description: Boston, NY, Cambridge: Houghton, Mifflin and Company/ Riverside Press, 1899 Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7" - 9¾" tall. It has 66 pages. Red Cloth hard cover with spine and front cover separating from the book; wear at the edges; scuffs and stains.
  Czrbr | Jun 7, 2010 |
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To the Three Dearest Children in the World: Bertha, Lucy, and Horatio
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It was very early Christmas morning, and in the stillness of the dawn, with soft snow falling on the housetops, a little child was born in the Bird household.
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Carol Bird's Christmas (Original title: The Birds' Christmas Carol)
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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 wish, however, is to plan an unforgettable Christmas celebration for the poor Ruggles children next door. Few characters have embodied the spirit of Christmas more fully than Carol Bird in this bittersweet holiday classic, which generations of readers have cherished for more than a hundred years.

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Although she is a sickly child, Carol Bird manages to make a decent Christmas for a poor family.

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