Wanda Hickey S Night Of Golden Memories

Author: Jean Shepherd
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: 9780307575364
Size: 52.41 MB
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Wanda Hickey S Night Of Golden Memories. A bestselling classic of humorous and nostalgic Americana, reissued in a strikingly designed trade paperback edition. Before Garrison Keillor and Spalding Gray there was Jean Shepherd: a master monologist and writer who spun the materials of his all-American childhood into immensely resonant--and utterly hilarious--works of comic art. Wanda Hickey's Night of Golden Memories is a universal (and achingly funny) orchestration of Midwestern puberty rites, from the gut-wrenching playground antics of one Delbert Bumpus, to the supernal glow surrounding unapproachable high school beauty Daphne Bigelow, to the memorable disaster that was Shepherd's (and everyone else's) junior prom. A comic genius who bridges the gap between James Thurber and David Sedaris, Shepherd may have accomplished for Holden, Indiana, what Mark Twain did for Hannibal, Missouri. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Song Of The Stars

Author: Sally Lloyd-Jones
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310737427
Size: 37.84 MB
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Song Of The Stars. The Song of the Stars, written by best-selling author Sally Lloyd-Jones, is a Christmas book that explores the joy and excitement and celebration in all of creation at the coming of Jesus. They’ve been waiting with eager longing for the coming of God’s long promised son, and when at last he arrives, though it’s mostly unnoticed by mankind, the whole earth holds its breath: their Creator, Jesus, Emmanuel has come to the world that He made. Mountains, trees, seas, skies, stars, animals—the rumor spreads that at last the time has come. It’s time! He’s here! And a poor teenage couple and some ragged shepherds join in their song of joy.

A Christmas Story

Author: Jean Shepherd
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: 0307768732
Size: 69.65 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A Christmas Story. A beloved, bestselling classic of humorous and nostalgic Americana—the book that inspired the equally classic Yuletide film. The holiday film A Christmas Story, first released in 1983, has become a bona fide Christmas perennial, gaining in stature and fame with each succeeding year. Its affectionate, wacky, and wryly realistic portrayal of an American family’s typical Christmas joys and travails in small-town Depression-era Indiana has entered our imagination and our hearts with a force equal to It’s a Wonderful Life and Miracle on 34th Street. This edition of A Christmas Story gathers together in one hilarious volume the gems of autobiographical humor that Jean Shepherd drew upon to create this enduring film. Here is young Ralphie Parker’s shocking discovery that his decoder ring is really a device to promote Ovaltine; his mother and father’s pitched battle over the fate of a lascivious leg lamp; the unleashed and unnerving savagery of Ralphie’s duel in the show with the odious bullies Scut Farkas and Grover Dill; and, most crucially, Ralphie’s unstoppable campaign to get Santa—or anyone else—to give him a Red Ryder carbine action 200-shot range model air rifle. Who cares that the whole adult world is telling him, “You’ll shoot your eye out, kid”? The pieces that comprise A Christmas Story, previously published in the larger collections In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash and Wanda Hickey’s Night of Golden Memories, coalesce in a magical fashion to become an irresistible piece of Americana, quite the equal of the film in its ability to warm the heart and tickle the funny bone. From the Hardcover edition.

A Christmas Carol

Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: Ideals Childrens Books
ISBN: 9781571020741
Size: 49.82 MB
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A Christmas Carol. A simplified retelling of how the miserly Scrooge learns the true meaning of Christmas when three ghostly visitors review his past and foretell his future.

The Angel Doll

Author: Jerry Bledsoe
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312971892
Size: 34.83 MB
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The Angel Doll. In a novel set in a 1950s North Carolina town, two boys learn the true meaning of the season when scour the town searching for a doll for a polio-stricken sister. Reprint.

A Christmas Carol

Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: First Avenue Editions
ISBN: 1467778168
Size: 53.68 MB
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A Christmas Carol. Four ghosts visit the old money-lender Ebenezer Scrooge and show him what will become of him if he continues his selfish ways. Scrooge must regain his compassion and humanity to avoid a terrible existence.

A Cold Creek Christmas Story

Author: RaeAnne Thayne
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 1460387139
Size: 37.89 MB
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A Cold Creek Christmas Story. Sparkle In The Snow Leads To So Much More Celeste Nichols has always preferred to keep to herself in her hometown of Pine Gulch, Idaho…until she becomes an instant celebrity! When one of her children's stories becomes a major success, she's suddenly the talk of the town. Celeste should be gloriously happy…but something, someone, special is still missing from her life. Could the return of her childhood crush be the answer? Flynn Delaney has moved back home for his daughter's sake. Yet all the millionaire's resources can't help the little girl heal from the tragic loss of her mother. Shy librarian Celeste and her stories do hold some indefinable magic, though. Flynn came home looking for support—can he find that, and true love, in the one who got away?

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

Author: Barbara Robinson
Publisher: HarperTrophy
ISBN: 9780064470445
Size: 23.69 MB
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The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. The Herdman children, who enjoy terrorizing their classmates, volunteer to play the main characters in the Sunday school Christmas pageant.

A Christmas Carol In Prose Being A Ghost Story Of Christmas

Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: Google Play Books
ISBN:
Size: 60.92 MB
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A Christmas Carol In Prose Being A Ghost Story Of Christmas. “A national benefit and to every man or woman who reads it, a personal kindness.” --William Makepeace Thackeray The Western world typically thinks of Christmas as having a singular origin, away in a manger, but when you look at how the holiday is celebrated today, it’s hard to see a more powerful progenitor than Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol. First published on December 17, 1843 as a novella, the story bestowed on Christmas its rich and complicated social character. Ebenezer’s epic Christmas Eve illustrates both the joy to be found in friends, family, and festive gatherings... and the dangers of letting such happiness and privilege blind you to the lives of the less fortunate. The story is a product of its time, a response to the ills of Victorian-era industrialization and the desire for tradition, but you only need to look at how varied the adaptations of A Christmas Carol have become--on stage, in film, and in song--to know that it is truly timeless. This exclusive edition of A Christmas Carol in Prose: Being a Ghost Story of Christmas is one adaptation not to miss. It is a scanned volume of the original novella--complete with original spooky title--enhanced with new illustrations and narration by artist and musician Jon Langford. Here Langford imagines the story as a stage production put on by a small West Yorkshire theater in 1916. Download it for free to see--and hear--each of the four ghosts as an early 20th century audience might have.