Clementine for Christmas
Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545839518 Hardcover
256 Pages | 5.84" x 8.55" | Ages 8 to 12
An irresistible and timeless Christmas story by the author of The Angel Tree.
Josie’s timid, but she comes out of her shell when she and her dog, Clementine, volunteer at the local hospital during the holiday season. Between her beloved Clementine and a load of Christmas fun, what more could she need?
Oscar’s parents are fighting more and more— and so is he. He gets into trouble at school, and his punishment? Volunteer hours at the local hospital.
Gabby’s life seems perfect. She’s the star of the soccer team, super stylish, and everyone looks up to her. But she has a secret, and if it gets out, she’ll lose everything.
Then, Clementine disappears, Oscar’s parents separate, and Gabby ends up in the hospital. All Josie wanted was to help make the perfect Christmas, but it seems like things couldn’t get any worse! Can Josie, Oscar, and Gabby find a way to save the holiday?
Daphne Benedis-Grab, author of The Angel Tree, has created a heartwarming story that sparkles with humor, light, and Christmas spirit.
Raves & reviews:
Praise for Daphne Benedis-Grab’s The Angel Tree:
" Full of the type of warmth and good cheer found in favorite holiday movies . . . Benedis-Grab’s lively tale spotlights the time-honored tradition — and can-do citizens — that make a small town great... As the kids puzzle through clues, they discover things that bring them closer to their families, neighbors, and each other — all in time for a satisfying, celebratory reveal." —Publishers Weekly
" The Rockwellian-with-issues setting enhances the cozy small-town feel . . . Part mystery and part holiday high jinks, this will be a little gift to readers who enjoyed Dean Pitchford’sNickel Bay Nick(2013)." —Booklist
"This quick tale of generosity is as warm and simple as a Christmas postcard." —Kirkus Reviews
" A satisfying read on many levels—misunderstandings are resolved, lessons are learned, friendships evolve, and positive behavior is rewarded. Be sure to have a box of tissues handy." —School Library Journal