Christmas Spirit: Two Stories

Westall, Robert

Published by Farrar Straus & Giroux (J)
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Synopsis: A pair of Christmas stories involves unexpected holiday visitors--a young boy receives a warning of impending disaster from the "Christmas Ghost," and a girl's unhappy holiday visit is redeemed by a pregnant cat in "The Christmas Cat."

From Booklist: Gr. 5-7. Two Christmas stories look back at childhood in the north of England during the Depression. "Christmas Ghost" is vintage Westall, a terrifying supernatural encounter rooted in the cozy family preparations for the holiday. Riding alone in an elevator, a boy sees a ghost, who warns of terrible disaster; the sense of eerie claustrophobia will be recognized by everyone. Unfortunately, the story begins with so much nostalgic local color by an adult looking fondly back that kids might not read far enough to get to the thrilling upheaval. A grandmother tells the second story, "The Christmas Cat." She remembers when she was an unwanted holiday visitor staying with her ineffectual uncle and his bullying housekeeper. Secretly, with the help of a cheeky boy from the nearby slums, she shelters a homeless pregnant cat. There's a contrived nativity scene in a stable, where the sight of the newborn kittens transforms the uncle and routs the evil housekeeper; but the best part of the story is the teasing romance between the bold young girl and boy across class barriers. John Lawrence's occasional line drawings are a delight, capturing the warm, unsentimental characters that are the heart of these stories. Hazel Rochman

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Title: Christmas Spirit: Two Stories
Publisher: Farrar Straus & Giroux (J)
Binding: Hardcover
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