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My true love gave to me twelve holiday stories

by Peña, Matt de la

Format: OverDrive MP3 Audiobook 2018 2018
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Collects twelve holiday-themed romances featuring relationships that blossom during Christmas, Hanukkah, the winter solstice, and Kwanzaa by such young adult authors as Jenny Han, Holly Black, and Myra McEntire.
Midnights / Rainbow Rowell
The lady and the fox / Kelly Link
Angels in the snow / Matt de la Pena
Polaris is where you'll find me / Jenny Han
It's a Yuletide miracle, Charlie Brown / Stephanie Perkins
Your temporary Santa / David Levithan
Krampuslauf / Holly Black
What the hell have you done, Sophie Roth? / Gayle Forman
Beer buckets and baby Jesus / Myra McEntire
Welcome to Christmas, CA / Kiersten White
Star of Bethlehem / Ally Carter
The girl who woke the dreamer / Laini Taylor.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Newbery Award-winning de la Peña offers a lyrical ode to love in this stirring picture book. It opens with the loving coos of parents, gazing at their new baby, but the subsequent places where love can be found are less obvious: love emerges in the smell of crashing waves; the rustling leaves of a gnarled tree; in the made-up stories your uncles tell; and the face staring back in the bathroom mirror. In de la Peña's lines, love becomes not just an emotion between people but a feeling suffusing the world. It's not all sunshine, though; he also explores scary moments, when love seems to be missing, but even those can be mitigated by yet more love. In another's hands, this might seem saccharine, but here it's powerful, particularly when paired with deeply expressive, snapshot-like illustrations of people in a broad range of body types and skin tones. Though some of the individual lines might be confounding, the overall sense of comfort and hopefulness they elicit is deeply felt and genuinely uplifting. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Long and De la Peña are each powerhouses on their own. Together, they'll be unstoppable.--Hunter, Sarah Copyright 2017 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "De la Peña's prose poem speaks right to young children. "In the beginning there is light/ and two wide-eyed figures standing/ near the foot of your bed,/ and the sound of their voices is love," he opens as an interracial couple looks down at a crib. The rest of de la Peña's poem is accompanied by images of families and friends of many different ages and appearances who live in cities and in rural or warm places, such as the group of men seen throwing horseshoes under palm trees. The expressions worn by Long's characters and the way their shoulders are stooped with care make them seem full of love, even when they're playing instruments or fishing. It's not always smooth sailing, and sometimes scary things happen ("One day you find your family/ nervously huddled around the TV"), but comfort is there. "It's okay, it's okay, it's love," says a grown-up offering a child an embrace. People often talk to children about love; in these pages, they can see and feel what it's like. And there's plenty for everybody. Ages 4-8. Agent: Steven Malk, Writers House. (Jan.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Holidays Juvenile fiction
Romance fiction, American
Short stories, American
Young adult fiction, American
Holidays Fiction
Love Fiction
Short stories
Juvenile Literature
Juvenile Fiction
Love stories, American.
Short stories, American.
Publisher [Place of publication not identified] :Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group2018
Edition First Edition.
Other Titles Midnights.
Lady and the fox.
Angels in the snow.
Polaris is where you'll find me.
It's a Yuletide miracle, Charlie Brown.
Your temporary Santa.
What the hell have you done, Sophie Roth?
Beer buckets and baby Jesus.
Welcome to Christmas, CA.
Contributors Perkins, Stephanie, editor.
Rowell, Rainbow. Midnights.
Link, Kelly. Lady and the fox.
de la Peña, Matt. Angels in the snow.
Han, Jenny. Polaris is where you'll find me.
Perkins, Stephanie. It's a Yuletide miracle, Charlie Brown.
Levithan, David. Your temporary Santa.
Black, Holly. Krampuslauf.
Forman, Gayle. What the hell have you done, Sophie Roth?
McEntire, Myra. Beer buckets and baby Jesus.
White, Kiersten. Welcome to Christmas, CA.
OverDrive, Inc.
Participants/Performers Matt De La Peña.
Language English
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
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Format: OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
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Description 1 audio file : digital
ISBN 9780525530565
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