Godfather Garbel tells the story of how, when he was eight, he and his younger sister met an old man whom they took to be Father Christmas and subsequently had the best Christmas of their lives.
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Born in Knotty Ash, Liverpool, Berlie Doherty is the youngest of three children. She has been a social worker, a journalist, a teacher, and, for the past fifteen years, a writer. Berlie has twice won the prestigious Carnegie Medal, for 'Grannie was a Buffer Girl' in 1987 and for 'Dear Nobody' in 1992. She lives in the Derbyshire Peak District.From Booklist:
Gr. 3-5, younger for reading aloud. Based on a story by Juliana Horatia Ewing, this short chapter book is an old-fashioned piece of Victoriana, retold with appropriately festive watercolors. In the story-within-a-story plot, Godfather Garbel tells of his best Christmas as a child, the Christmas he mistook an elderly man for Grandfather Christmas. Meloni's watercolors are strikingly effective, evoking the warmth of a Christmas kitchen and the cold of a snowy English winter in lovely, if sober fashion. The formal writing style may put some children off; however, Christmas stories of any kind are highly motivational, and this volume is so nicely appointed that it is sure to attract readers seeking additional holiday fare. Janice Del Negro
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Book Description Collins 14/10/1993, 1993. Book Condition: Very Good. Shipped within 24 hours from our UK warehouse. Clean, undamaged book with no damage to pages and minimal wear to the cover. Spine still tight, in very good condition. Remember if you are not happy, you are covered by our 100% money back guarantee. Bookseller Inventory # 6545-9780001854246
Book Description Collins, London, 1993. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. Maria Teresa Meloni (illustrator). First Edition. A children's First Edition novel with both book and jacket in fine condition, there is a child's name at the front of the book. Book is beautifully illustrated by Maria Teresa Meloni. Book is based on a story by Juliana Horatia Ewing. Bookseller Inventory # 010503
Book Description Collins, 1993. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Ex-library hardback book, with dust jacket, in very good condition. Will have usual library markings/stamps, may have protective plastic cover and front endpaper may have been removed. Bookseller Inventory # 054423
Book Description Collins 14/10/1993, 1993. Book Condition: Good. This book is in good or better condition. It has no tears to the pages and no pages will be missing from the book. The spine of the book is still in great condition and the front cover is generally unmarked. It has signs of previous use but overall is in really nice, tight condition. Shipping is normally same day from our UK warehouse. We offer a money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. Bookseller Inventory # 9053-9780001854246