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Tumbleweed Christmas

Ferguson, Alane

11 ratings by Goodreads
ISBN 10: 0689804652 / ISBN 13: 9780689804656
Published by Simon & Schuster, 1996
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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1st edition, 1st printing. inscribed by author on title page. edge wear, some scuffing to dust jacket. spine is slightly cocked. text is unmarked. binding tight. Bookseller Inventory # 040127

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Title: Tumbleweed Christmas

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: Sully, Tom

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Signed: Inscribed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Scotty discovers that he may have to spend Christmas in a desert hotel after his mother's car breaks down, but with some innovation and a helping hand from Jasper, the owner of the hotel, he brightens things up and brings the special holiday to life.

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From Ferguson (Poison, 1994, etc.), the story of Scotty and his mother, who are driving across the desert to their Christmas destination when their car breaks down. Jasper, a kindly and unrelentingly folksy motel owner and mechanic rescues them, but Scotty fears they will miss Christmas. Jasper's place has no decorations or holiday fixings. As the boy comes to appreciate Jasper's generosity, he constructs a Christmas ``tree'' from a tumbleweed and decorates it. The well-worn plot device of scraggly ``tree'' becoming beautiful gets a boost of originality by the desert setting, and the boy's disappointment and his later ingenuity seem real. However, the rough illustrations suffer from skewed perspectives that aren't part of the style of painting as much as they are just plain crooked. People fare badly; desert scenes are better. A nice touch at the end comes when another stranded couple appears on the horizon, walking beneath a bright star with their baby, a soft-pedaled reminder of the first Christmas. (Picture book. 4-7) -- Copyright ©1996, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.

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