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Christmas Spurs School & Library Binding – December, 1991


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 9 and up
  • Grade Level: 4 and up
  • School & Library Binding
  • Publisher: Rebound by Sagebrush (December 1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0833579800
  • ISBN-13: 978-0833579805
  • Product Dimensions: 7.7 x 5 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #13,646,576 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly

This heartfelt novel concerns Nick, who happens upon a kind of holiday miracle the Christmas after his younger brother dies of leukemia. Ages 8-12.
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From School Library Journal

In a story set in the environs of Oklahoma City, Nick tells of his little brother Jimmy's year long, losing battle with leukemia. At Christmas, the boys are given a horse, Jimmy receives a Stetson hat, and Nick gets a pair of spurs, one of which Jimmy loses. When Jimmy dies in the summer, Nick cannot accept his brother's death. The follow ing Christmas, he finds the lost spur star and puts it on the church Christmas tree as a decoration, and a small miracle happens. A wind blows through the church; the spur tinkles, reminding Nick of his brother's laughter, and reminds him too that his brother is with God and is not alone. Nick reveals in sometimes boylike prose his emotions of anger, loneliness, confusion, and emptiness; his parents are less fully realized characters. While readers will understand Nick's emotions, they will find the action of the story less involving.
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Lucas Adam (babycakes_39@hotmail.com) on October 13, 1999
Format: Paperback
I really liked this bood because it is really sad and plus Bill Wallace is my favorite author. I think that if you read more of his books he would turn out to be your favorite author too. All the books that he writes are about animals or include animals and that is why I like his books so much. In this book you really get attached to the little brother and when he gets diagnosed with leukemia you want to read on and see what happens. This I think was one of the best books that he wrote and I really enjoyed it I hope you do.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 26, 2000
Format: Paperback
I love the book because at the time I read it a girl I new was suffering from luekiemia just like jimmy. I read it my sixth grade year and every time i see her I think of the book.It was very meaningful to me, I hope that it is a meaningful to you. Thank you for reading, hope you like the book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 1, 2000
Format: Paperback
The Christmas Spurs was one of the best books I have ever read. My son picked this book as a daily reading assignment, but we both enjoyed the story. We laughed, we cried, we laughed some more and our hearts were full of joy.
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By darleen on May 12, 2014
Format: Library Binding Verified Purchase
This is Bill Wallace's favorite book that he wrote. He wrote many books during his career, but this one's his favorite, which is why I had to buy it. Nice story, well told. My favorite, however, is "Red Dog"......He's a fabulous writer that students love. Wish he was still here to write many more of his amazing animal stories. He will dearly be missed by his fans. I run a web site for Oklahoma authors (I'm an author, too!) and we STILL get mail for Bill which I pass on to his wife....He has fans world-wide. If you want a fun book with a good message and love animals, this book and ALL of his books are for you!
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