By Susan Tews
“This is a hot and fascinating Christmas tale set through the nice melancholy. Rebecca is 9 years outdated while her huge, close-knit relatives strikes right into a tarpaper farm condo in Wisconsin. simply because instances are difficult, she doesn't locate the porcelain doll she had was hoping for less than the Christmas tree. as a substitute, her mom surprises her with a thick gingerbread doll named Button Marie, which she loves ‘in a fashion you may by no means love something from a store.’ . . . those work (which are similar to the paintings of Andrew Wyeth) express a powerful feel of the love that pervades the relatives over the generations. The emphasis on such commonplace issues as kin storytelling and rituals makes this a slice of Americana that the image e-book crowd can savor.”—ALA Booklist“Lloyd’s sharply saw practical watercolors—in a palette just a little grayed as though to bear in mind outdated b&w photos—beautifully mirror this well-told story’s heat and concentrate on crucial values.”—Kirkus studies
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