A Gift For Mama

Paperback | May 1, 1997

byEsther HautzigIllustratorDonna Diamond

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A heartwarming story about a girl's plan to buy her mom the perfect Mother's Day present

Where there’s a will, there’s a way . . . As soon as Sara sees the beautiful black satin slippers in the shoe store window, she knows they’re the perfect Mother’s Day gift for Mama. Sara has always made gifts for her family on special occasions, but this time she’s determined to give a store-bought present—just like grown-ups do. But grown-ups have spending money, and Sara does not. Until she makes a plan . . .

“A gentle tribute to family solidarity. . . . Vigorous and expressive illustrations capture the luminous charm of the book.”—The Horn Book

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As soon as Sara sees the beautiful black satin slippers in the shoe store window, she knows they're the perfect Mother's Day gift for Mama. Sara has always made gifts for her family on special occasions, but this time she's determined to give a store-bought present- just like grown ups do. But grown-ups have spending money, and Sara do...

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A heartwarming story about a girl's plan to buy her mom the perfect Mother's Day presentWhere there’s a will, there’s a way . . . As soon as Sara sees the beautiful black satin slippers in the shoe store window, she knows they’re the perfect Mother’s Day gift for Mama. Sara has always made gifts for her family on special occasions, but...

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As soon as Sara sees the beautiful black satin slippers in the shoe store window, she knows they're the perfect Mother's Day gift for Mama. Sara has always made gifts for her family on special occasions, but this time she's determined to give a store-bought present- just like grown ups do. But grown-ups have spending money, and Sara do...

Esther Hautzig was born on October 18, 1930. During World War II, her family was exiled from Poland to Siberia, where they worked in labor camps. In 1947, she traveled via ocean liner to New York on a student visa. While aboard the ocean liner, she met the Vienna-born pianist Walter Hautzig, who was returning from a concert tour. They ...

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Format:PaperbackPublished:May 1, 1997Publisher:Penguin Young Readers Group

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0140385517

ISBN - 13:9780140385519

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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As soon as Sara sees the beautiful black satin slippers in the shoe store window, she knows they're the perfect Mother's Day gift for Mama. Sara has always made gifts for her family on special occasions, but this time she's determined to give a store-bought present- just like grown ups do. But grown-ups have spending money, and Sara does not. Until she makes a plan...