Fig Pudding by Ralph FletcherFig Pudding by Ralph Fletcher

Fig Pudding

byRalph Fletcher

Paperback | February 16, 2016

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"Fletcher captures perfectly the humor, irritations, and sadness of life in a large, close-knit family." - Booklist

Clifford Allyn Abernathy III (just Cliff, for short) is the oldest of six kids in a family that does everything-fight, laugh, play, eat, tell stories, and celebrate the holidays-in a big, often outlandish, and sometimes poignant way.

Taking the family from Christmas to Christmas, the chapters of Fig Pudding, narrated by eleven-year-old Cliff, are complete short stories in themselves. Besides a fresh look, this edition has a brand-new story.
Ralph Fletcher is the author of several books for both children and adults, including I Am Wings: Poems About Love, Walking Trees, and Also Known as Rowan Pohi .  Ralph Fletcher lives in Durham, New Hampshire. Visit his website at
Title:Fig PuddingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 7.63 × 5.13 × 0.51 inPublished:February 16, 2016Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:054454031X

ISBN - 13:9780544540316


Editorial Reviews

This warm story . . . neatly blends the humor and frustrations of growing up in a large family."- Publishers Weekly "Fletcher captures perfectly the humor, irritations, and sadness of life in a large, close-knit family and makes Cliff a sympathetic and thoughtful narrator, occasionally bewildered by his siblings' antics but always a completely believable older brother."- Booklist "In a fresh, exuberant voice, eleven-year-old Cliff Abernathy III narrates a rollercoaster year in his family's life, beginning with Christmas and Grandma's visit. Chapters are colorful vignettes of celebrations, crises, and day-to-day events."- School Library Journal "