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Vintage Children's Christmas Book Littlejim's Gift: An Appalachian Christmas Story by Gloria Houston Stated First Impression Illustrated

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This vintage Christmas book, Littlejim's Gift: An Appalachian Christmas Story, is a delightful story set in Appalachia and written by the award winning Gloria Houston. Illustrations by Thomas R. Allen are done in a soft, opaque manner that give them a rustic, antique look. This vintage copy is the First Impression and highly collectible. The book has been owned but not read and is in Like New condition. Please see my photos and ask questions.

From Publishers Weekly
A native of the Appalachians, Houston (The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree) obviously writes from the heart. Though injured while trying to prove to his exacting father that he is a "man," Littlejim practices reciting Bible verses for the school competition; if he wins, he will be able to take part in the Christmas celebration at the church, which his father otherwise refuses to let the family attend. The boy manages to win the contest, purchase the doll that his younger sister longs for, and soften his father's stony demeanor in this unabashedly sentimental-but affecting-tale. Hazy, sepia-toned illustrations contribute to the story's nostalgic aura. Ages 6-10.
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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