Wednesday, January 23, 2013

The Christmas Spirit: Two Stories

Finished The Christmas Spirit: Two Stories by Robert Westall. I came across this in my annual search for holiday themed children's chapter books. The two stories are very different. The first involves a boy who receives an ominous warning from a ghost. The second is about a girl who spends Christmas with her uncle, a Bishop who is henpecked and domineered by his evil housekeeper. The stories were enjoyably original and strange. It always surprises me how difficult it is to find holiday fiction for kids. There is no shortage of picture books on the subject.

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