- Number of Pages: 176
- English (Unknown)
- English (Original Language)
- English (Published)
"I'm old adequate to stay home alone, you know. I opened the door and unloaded the cart. I didn't see her. But as Jake gets to know his grandfather at the exact same time as a makeshift family members of friends and neighbors come together around him and his mom, he realizes that this might not be such a bad Christmas after all."It's a quantity of days before Christmas when 10-year-old Jake's mom slips and breaks her leg."I said, looking around when I'd completed. When grandad shows up, he's nothing like Jake expected. Who's going to lug the loot ba—"and also the locks on the door sprung open."Mom said,"Not a chance. With beautiful spare writing that will appeal to fans of Because of Winn-Dixie and The Higher Power of Lucky, Newbery Honor— winning author Audrey Couloumbis tells a story as warm and welcome as a cup of hot chocolate on a cold day and shows that the best gift of all will be the gift of loved ones."Mom?"Mom? For so long as Jake can remember, it's just been him and his mom, so with no one else to look after him the hospital contacts the gruff granddad Jake only knows through awkward twice-a-year phone calls."Mom? It took 5 minutes, probably much less."I yelled.
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