Christmas with Anne and Other Holiday Stories.
L.M. Montgomery. Edited by Rea Wilmshurst.
Grades 4 and up / Ages 9 and up.
"That's a Christmas present for you, Anne," said Matthew shyly. "Why -- why -- Anne, don't you like it? Well now -- well now." For Anne's eyes had suddenly filled with tears. "Like it! Oh Matthew!" Anne laid the dress over a chair and clasped her hands. "Matthew it's perfectly exquisite. Oh, I can never thank you enough. Look at those sleeves! Oh, it seems to me this must be a happy dream."
Just in time for the holidays, this new compilation of sixteen L.M. Montgomery stories will be welcomed by her many fans. Editor Rea Wilmshurst has a number of other Montgomery collections to her credit, the first being Akin to Ann: Tales of Other Orphans, and most recently, Across the Miles: Tales of Correspondence.
Then Katherine said slowly, "Why do you ask me? It isn't because you like me . . . Even you couldn't pretend that. "It's because I can't bear to think of any human being spending Christmas in a place like this,'' said Anne candidly.
After the merry dinner was over, the junior Osbornes brought in a Christmas tree, loaded with presents. They had bought them with the money that Mr. and Mrs. Osborne had meant for their own presents, and a splendid assortment they were. . . .
"This has been the jolliest Christmas I ever spent," said Frank, emphatically. "I thought we were just going to give the others a good time, but it was they who gave it to us," said Ida. . . . "You've learned the secret of happiness," said Cousin Myra gently. And the Osbornes understood what she meant.
A. Edwardsson is in charge of the Children's Department at a branch of the Winnipeg Public Library. She has a Bachelor of Education degree and a Child Care Worker III certification, and is a member of the Manitoba branch of the Canadian Authors' Association.
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