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Christmas at Eagle Pond

Hall, Donald (Book - 2012 )
Christmas at Eagle Pond
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" Donald Hall, drawing on his own childhood memories to create an instant-classic Christmas story, gives himself the thing he most wanted but didn't get as a boy: a Christmas at Eagle Pond. It's the Christmas season of 1940 and twelve-year-old Donnie takes the train to visit his grandparents. Once there, he quickly settles into the farm's routines. In the barn, Gramp milks the cows and entertains his grandson by speaking rhymed pieces, while his grandson's eyes are drawn to an empty stall that houses a graceful, cobwebby sleigh. Now, Model-As speed over the wintry roads, which must be ploughed, and the beautiful sleigh has become obsolete. When the church pageant is over, the gifts are exchanged, and the remains of the Christmas feast put away, the air becomes heavy with fine snowflakes--the kind that fall at the start of a big storm--and everyone wonders, how will Donnie get back to his parents on time? "--
Authors: Hall, Donald, 1928-
Title: Christmas at Eagle Pond
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012.
Characteristics: 78 p. :,ill. ;,23 cm.
Summary: " Donald Hall, drawing on his own childhood memories to create an instant-classic Christmas story, gives himself the thing he most wanted but didn't get as a boy: a Christmas at Eagle Pond. It's the Christmas season of 1940 and twelve-year-old Donnie takes the train to visit his grandparents. Once there, he quickly settles into the farm's routines. In the barn, Gramp milks the cows and entertains his grandson by speaking rhymed pieces, while his grandson's eyes are drawn to an empty stall that houses a graceful, cobwebby sleigh. Now, Model-As speed over the wintry roads, which must be ploughed, and the beautiful sleigh has become obsolete. When the church pageant is over, the gifts are exchanged, and the remains of the Christmas feast put away, the air becomes heavy with fine snowflakes--the kind that fall at the start of a big storm--and everyone wonders, how will Donnie get back to his parents on time? "--
Local Note: 53 60 74 76 80 133 143 148 152 172 188 198 226 231 243 245 250 263
ISBN: 0547581483
9780547581484
Statement of Responsibility: Donald Hall
Subject Headings: New Hampshire History 20th century Fiction. Farm life Fiction. Sleighs Fiction. Hall, Donald, 1928-
Genre/Form: Autobiographical fiction.
Christmas stories.
Topical Term: Farm life
Sleighs
LCCN: 2012017327
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