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Gadzooks the Christmas Goose
By author: Jennifer McGrath Kent   Illustrated by: Ivan Murphy
Selling Points: "Christmas, animals, family"
Publisher: Nimbus Publishing
Pub Date: Sep/01/2011
Pages: 32
Picture Book
Price:  $19.95
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Corina lives with her grandparents in Shepody Bay. One day close to Christmas, a big storm blows in an injured Canada goose. Corina immediately warms to the bird and wants to nurse it back to health, but her grumpy grandfather wants to cook the goose for Christmas dinner. The bird gets up to all kinds of mischief—spooking the cows while Granddad is milking them, sabotaging Christmas decorations and eating all of Grandma's pies. Award-winning author Jennifer McGrath Kent's story and Ivan Murphy's humorous and energetic illustrations combine to make this a charming Christmas tale.
Southwest Ohio and Neighboring Libraries - December 5, 2011
"A tender story of a girl's love of an animal in conflict with practical reality on a farm. In humorous repetition, Granddad's declaration of the goose being Christmas dinner, leads the reader to somehow root for the goose. Beautiful full page artwork captures the sensitivity and humor of the story. A story to be enjoyed year after year."



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