Other Sellers on Amazon
+ $2.99 shipping
+ $3.99 shipping
+ $4.75 shipping
Gifts of the Heart Hardcover – Illustrated, October 3, 2013
|New from||Used from|
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Frequently bought together
Customers who viewed this item also viewed
From School Library Journal
- Lexile measure : AD660L
- Grade level : Kindergarten - 3
- Item Weight : 1.1 pounds
- ISBN-10 : 0399160949
- Hardcover : 40 pages
- ISBN-13 : 978-0399160943
- Dimensions : 8.88 x 0.41 x 11.31 inches
- Publisher : G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers; Illustrated edition (October 3, 2013)
- Language: : English
- Reading level : 5 - 8 years
- Best Sellers Rank: #18,590 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- Customer Reviews:
Top reviews from the United States
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
The story opens under rather sad circumstances, This is Trisha and Ritchie's last Christmas on Grandpa and Grandma's farm. Grandma passed away in the Fall and Grandpa was selling the farm in the Spring. Trisha and Ritchie lived with Grandma and Grandpa on their wonderful farm. Grandpa was selling the farm -- too many memories. Trisha and Ritchie's mom took a teaching job rather far from the farm and it was always very late in the evening until she got home. Grandpa made arrangements with an agency to obtain a housekeeper to help clean and cook for the kids. At first, Ritchie could not accept the new housekeeper - Kay Lamity, taking the place of his dead grandmother but soon the new housekeeper won the hearts of both children and taught them some valuable lessons about the true meaning of Christmas gift giving.
Patricia Polacco also weaves some other valuable lessons into this wonderful children's book like faith and encouragement to others, forgivemess and the joy of intangible gifts as well as the joy of giving something of yourself to others. The author also includes a certain amount of mystery and irony in this book. You will want to read the book to appreciate the mysterious ending.
The illustrations are typical "Patricia Polacco" and so skillfully capture the emotions of each character. I heartily recommend this wonderful children's' Christmas book. It would be great to share with your sons and daughters and grandchildren at Christmas time. It would also be great to use as a "read aloud" book in the classroom. While I don't normally like secular treatment of the Christmas story, I feel the important values and morals found in this story makes this a very worthwhile children's Christmas book. One word of caution - if the treatment of Santa Claus as a real person offends you, then this is not the book for you.
Top reviews from other countries
Her messages in everything she writes is spot on.