The All-i'll-ever-want Christmas Doll by Patricia C. McKissackThe All-i'll-ever-want Christmas Doll by Patricia C. McKissack

The All-i'll-ever-want Christmas Doll

byPatricia C. McKissackIllustratorJerry Pinkney

Picture Books | September 11, 2007

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Newbery Honor–winning author McKissack and Caldecott Medal–winning illustrator Pinkney have outdone themselves in this heart-warming story infused with humor and the true spirit of Christmas.

Christmas always comes to Nella’s house, but Santa Claus brings gifts only once in a while. That’s because it’s the Depression and Nella’s family is poor. Even so, Nella’s hoping that this year she and her two sisters will get a beautiful Baby Betty doll.

On Christmas morning, the girls are beside themselves with excitement! There is Baby Betty, in all her eyelash-fluttering magnificence. “Mine!” Nella shouts, and claims the doll for herself. But soon she discovers that Baby Betty isn’t nearly as much fun as her sisters. Would it be more fun to share this very best gift with them after all?
Patricia C. McKissack is the author of The Dark-Thirty: Southern Tales of the Supernatural, a Newbery Honor Book and Coretta Scott King Award Winner, and its companion, Porch Lies: Tales of Slicksters, Tricksters, and other Wily Characters, an ALA-ALSC Notable Children’s Book. Ms. McKissack has collaborated with Jerry Pinkney on two pr...
Title:The All-i'll-ever-want Christmas DollFormat:Picture BooksDimensions:40 pages, 11.31 × 9.88 × 0.38 inPublished:September 11, 2007Publisher:Random House Children's BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0375837590

ISBN - 13:9780375837593


Editorial Reviews

Starred Review, Booklist, September 15, 2007:"Parents looking for books on sharing will find this an appealing exploration of the subject, teachers seeking picture books set during the Depression will find many details that bring the period to life. A gentle lesson that plays into the spirit of the holiday."-Carolyn PhelanStarred Review, Kirkus Reviews, November 1, 2007:“Full of humorous dialogue and scenes of realistic family life showing the close bonds within the family. Pinkney’s watercolor illustrations are masterful, as always…” - Kirkus ReviewReview, The New York Times Book Review, December 2, 2007:"An evocative book with a universal message."