The Peterkins' Christmas. by. Spurr, Elizabeth. New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers. Their usual silliness reigns as the eccentric Peterkin family prepares for Christmas.
The Peterkins' Christmas. inlibrary; printdisabled;. Adaptation of one episode from the Peterkin papers. Halperin, Wendy Anderson, illustrator; Hale, Lucretia P. (Lucretia Peabody), 1820-1900.
The Peterkins' Christmas book. Intending to surprise the young ones with the tallest Christmas tree they can find, the Peterkins' plans go awry because their special tree is too big to fit in the house.
The peterkins' christmas-tree. EARLY in the autumn the Peterkins began to prepare for theirChristmas-tree. Everything was done in great privacy, as it was to be a surprise to theneighbors, as well as to the rest of the family. Mr. Peterkin had beenup to Mr. Bromwick's wood-lot, and, with his consent, selected the tree. Agamemnonwent to look at it occasionally after dark, and Solomon John madefrequent visits to it mornings, just after sunrise.
Preposterous solutions ensue until Christmas Eve arrives along with visiting family and a snowstorm. Additional spot illustrations are interspersed throughout the text pages, sometimes helping to explain old-fashioned terms or tools. But they came home with their pockets full ofchestnuts, and said nothing about it. At length Mr. Peterkin had it cut down and brought secretly into theLarkin's barn. A week or two before Christmas a measurement was made ofit with Elizabeth Eliza's yard-measure. To Mr. Peterkin's great dismayit was discovered that it was too high to stand in the back parlor.
In The Peterkins' Christmas and The Peterkins' Thanksgiving Spurr draws two stories from the nineteenth-century children's book The Peterkins Papers, written by Lucretia R. Hale.
Christmas, Family life, Fiction, Humorous stories. by Elizabeth Spurr and Wendy Anderson Halperin. 1 (15 used & new offers).
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How will they save Christmas?The Peterkins were first introduced to delighted children everywhere more than one hundred and twenty years ago when Lucretia Hale wrote The Peterkin Papers. Adapted from that timeless children's classic, The Peterkins' Christmas is a charming holiday tale that will thrill readers of all ages.