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A Season of Gifts Audiobook

A Season of Gifts

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Publisher's Summary

The eccentric, forceful, big-hearted Grandma Dowdel is the star of the Newbery Medal-winning A Year Down Yonder and Newbery Honor-winning A Long Way from Chicago. And it turns out that her story isn't over - not even close.

It is now 1958, and a new family has moved in next door to Mrs. Dowdel: a Methodist minister and his wife and kids. Soon Mrs. Dowdel will work her particular brand of charm - or medicine, depending on who you're asking - on all of them: 10-yearold Bob, who is shy on courage in a town full of bullies; his two fascinating sisters; and even Bob's two parents, who are amazed to discover that the last house in town might also be the most vital.

As Christmas rolls around, the Barnhart family realizes that they've found a true home - and a neighbor who gives gifts that will last a lifetime.

©2009 Richard Peck; (P)2009 Listening Library

What the Critics Say

"One of Peck's best novels yet - and that's saying something." (Kirkus)
"Irascible, independent, and unorthodox as ever, Grandma Dowdel makes a welcome return...she's entered that rare pantheon of unforgettably great characters." (Horn Book)

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    it was a really good book and in true tradition of Richard Pecks series Mrs Dowdwell

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    The story did not hold the attention of my students. I did not enjoy it either.

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    I couldn't finish this book, it was horrible! The author made bullies antics funny, which was NOT! Also children watching the killing of animals was just awful! My husband and I neither could go further listening to this book, We tried but this listen this book was disgusting to say the least. I think that even one star is too high of a rating.

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