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Mama Had to Work on Christmas (SIGNED COPY)

Marsden, Carolyn

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ISBN 10: 0670036358 / ISBN 13: 9780670036356
Published by Viking Press, New York, 2003
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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73 pages, b&w illustrations by Robert Casilla, Hardcover in a bright, unclipped dust jacket. INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR on title page to Norma Fox Mazer, Newbery Award winner and author of many acclaimed books for young readers. Clean, bright copy. Record # 410004. Bookseller Inventory # 410004

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Title: Mama Had to Work on Christmas (SIGNED COPY)

Publisher: Viking Press, New York

Publication Date: 2003

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: Robert Casilla

Book Condition: Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Gloria always spends Christmas with Papi, Mama, and Nana. But this Christmas, Papi is away picking oranges and Mama has to work at the hotel where she is a maid. Gloria is miserable when Mama makes her go with her-until they get to the hotel with its lavish decorations and food piled high on the tables. What a magical place to spend Christmas! But then Mama explains that these lovely things are only for the guests: Gloria is to stay in the kitchen where nobody will see her. From her hiding spot, Gloria watches as a girl her age eats a fancy meal with her family. How can one girl have so much while another has so little?

How Gloria moves from disappointment to understanding makes for a beautiful story that honors the true spirit of the Christmas season.

Illustrations by Robert Casilla.

About the Author:

Carolyn Marsden is the author of The Gold Threaded Dress (Candlewick).

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