The Birds' Christmas Carol (2020)

The Birds' Christmas Carol Kate Douglas Wiggin Jessie Gillespie The Birds Christmas Carol This classic Christmas story by the author of REBECCA OF SUNNYBROOK FARM features a child as memorable and charitable as Dickens s Tiny Tim Born on Christmas Day Carol is the Bird family s special Ch
  • Title: The Birds' Christmas Carol
  • Author: Kate Douglas Wiggin Jessie Gillespie
  • ISBN: 9780395072059
  • Page: 240
  • Format: Hardcover
The Birds' Christmas Carol Kate Douglas Wiggin Jessie Gillespie This classic Christmas story by the author of REBECCA OF SUNNYBROOK FARM features a child as memorable and charitable as Dickens s Tiny Tim Born on Christmas Day, Carol is the Bird family s special Christmas baby As her tenth birthday approaches, declining health threatens young Carol s life Her only wish, however, is to plan an unforgettable Christmas celebration for tThis classic Christmas story by the author of REBECCA OF SUNNYBROOK FARM features a child as memorable and charitable as Dickens s Tiny Tim Born on Christmas Day, Carol is the Bird family s special Christmas baby As her tenth birthday approaches, declining health threatens young Carol s life Her only wish, however, is to plan an unforgettable Christmas celebration for the poor Ruggles children next door Few characters have embodied the spirit of Christmas fully than Carol Bird in this bittersweet holiday classic, which generations of readers have cherished for than a hundred years.
The Birds' Christmas Carol Kate Douglas Wiggin Jessie Gillespie

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  1. Deborah Markus

    They had intended to name the baby Lucy, if it were a girl but they hadn t expected her on Christmas morning, and a real Christmas baby was not to be lightly named the whole family agreed in that.They were consulting about it in the nursery Mr Bird said that he had assisted in naming the three boys, and that he should leave this matter entirely to Mrs Bird Uncle Jack said that the first girl should always be named for her mother, no matter how hideous the name happened to be.Surprisingly adorabl [...]

  2. Sarah

    This brings back a treasured memory for me One Christmas Eve when I could not get to sleep I wandered into another room to find my older sister and mom wrapping Christmas presents My mom pulled out this book, The Bird s Christmas Carol and we spent the next two hours listening to her read this bittersweet tale By four a.m all three of us had dissolved into tears This book does remind me of a Dickens novel although it does not have any evil characters as is typical of his books It is utterly sapp [...]

  3. Manybooks

    I have truly and with some major personal effort now twice tried to appreciate and even enjoy Kate Douglas Wiggin s 1886 novel The Birds Christmas Carol and have always been than well aware of even before starting my reads what kind of fiction the book is considered to represent However, and the above having been said, the entire concept of the ministering angel the bedridden girl who although an invalid makes life beautiful, sweet and fulfilling for friends and neighbours before dying in a sta [...]

  4. Tarissa

    My new favorite Christmas story Truly, I d recommend it to all ages The story is simple, created for children, but it s one of those tales that any age could be warmed by the morals upheld It was very early Christmas morning, and in the stillness of the dawn, with the soft snow falling on the house tops, a little child was born in the Bird household Carol Bird is a Christmas child She grows up, even sickly and bedridden, always honoring Christ on His birthday first, even though it is her birthda [...]

  5. Juergen John Roscher

    I found an older book with several classic Christmas stories that included The Bird s Christmas Carol by Kate Douglas Wiggins, so I did a little research on the story This story was first introduced by Wiggins in 1887 and became very popular during the first part of a 20th Century It was used in elementary schools to teach children to help and sacrifice for others especially during the Christmas season I decided that this should be one of the Christmas stories that I read this year.This short Ch [...]

  6. Katie

    I m embarrassed to admit that I keep reading this silly, sweet, sentimental book Also that I cry over it every damn time It is a very nice book.Like many authors of her time, Wiggin makes good use of that familiar trope, Victorian Too Good To Live Syndrome, so useful for reforming the wicked and reuniting the lost In this case, of course, there are no really wicked people, only some ordinarily naughty little boys and some grownups who need to pay attention to the poor no lost people, only an un [...]

  7. Linda Prieskorn

    This is one of my favorite books I can still remember Mrs Lane standing in front of the class at Slauson and reading it so us as eighth graders She started to cry and handed the book to Sally Gingles to finish the oral reading As I remember it the girls cried and the boys rolled their eyes I was amazed that the toughest teacher at Slauson was so sentimental By choosing this book, like Mrs Lane, I have ripped off my cynical veil and revealed myself as a schmalzy sentimental weeping old lady Trite [...]

  8. CatholicBibliophagist

    I didn t like this any better than I did when I first read it as a youngster view spoiler The Bird s Christmas Carol is one of those moral tales about a saintly child who contracts an unspecified Victorian disease and dies at the end of the story after morally uplifting the lives of everyone around them I ve always liked Victorian Kid Lit, but this one didn t do a thing for me despite its moments of humor I reread it because I d recently read Mother Carey s Chickens by the same author, a book wh [...]

  9. Jennifer

    Way too sweet and heavy handed with the lesson teaching Although, perhaps if I d read it to myself instead of audiobooking it through a free app on my phone, I would have enjoyed it better 2015 Reading Challenge Category Read a book set during Christmas

  10. Krista the Krazy Kataloguer

    Typical Victorian girl dies young and virtuous story Get out the box of Kleenex I loved it

  11. Rebecca

    I love this book and I read it every Christmas My aunt read it to me as a child I bet I have given out 50 or copies of this book Read it this Christmas

  12. Kathryn

    Kate Douglas Wiggin wrote Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm along with many other book, this little book one of them A wonderful story of a little girl, Carol, born on Christmas day I loved it.

  13. Lisa

    Sappy Yes Melodramatic Absolutely Predicatable Sure, but the better for it Sometimes it takes a sweet, little book to remind us what is special and dear about the Holiday season I enjoyed this book, it made me cry and made me appreciate what I have to be thankful for I d like to be remembered as a Christmas Carol

  14. Ellee

    This was a very nice book A little too moralistic for me as an adult, but I bet I would have liked it as a kid Nice sentiment, but the heroine is just to saccharine for me I think I liked to think as a little girl that I would be this kind, generous creature, but I also really looked up to Pippi Longstocking and other trouble making heroines, so who knows

  15. Connie Harkness

    This book means Christmas to me It will always be linked with my favorite memories of my mother.One thing not mentioned in the other reviews is the beautiful pictures.I think this book may be what made such a reader out of me.

  16. France-Andrée

    The story of a little girl born on Christmas She s an angel and confine to her bed There s not a lot here, it s well written, but you can see the ending coming a mile before it is there and it s over sentimental which normally I like for Christmas stories.

  17. Angela

    Good for a REALLY quick book club read But not a whole lot to talk about, just a feel good Christmas story.

  18. Cindy

    This is a sweet Christmas story, written in 1887, that I got for free on It can be read in a couple of hours It would also be a good Christmas story to read to children.

  19. Frances

    A 19th century Christmas tale complete with a terminally ill child with a heart of gold, and a good helping of mockery of the poor Read itfor the holiday atmosphere and the eye rolls.

  20. Amy Best

    This is the second time we ve read this aloud as a family at Christmas, what a little treasure of a book

  21. Christiane

    As a child I would have loved this sweet little Christmas story.As an adult I found the whole thing too sugary and goody goody.

  22. Catherine

    One of my favorite favorites I got it from Aunt Susan many years ago, and I probably still read it every other Christmas.

  23. Alisa

    Sometimes I m terribly disappointed when I re read childhood favorites Thankfully, I was still as delighted with The Birds Christmas Carol as I was when I was 8 years old This is the bittersweet story of the 11th Christmas of Miss Carol Bird, an invalid with a heart of gold She decides to forego Christmas gifts from her family to make another family s Christmas the best ever The Ruggleses in the Rear, all nine of them, enjoy an extra festive Christmas courtesy of Carol My favorite scene is when [...]

  24. Pemberley

    A classic Christmas tale that has been a traditional read in my family for generations You can t beat the Ruggles children for their joy of life or their mother for her McGrillness It is a story that begins and ends at Christmas, the most joyous time of the year Obviously, I highly recommend it, but I can never get through it without crying.

  25. Gillian

    A sweet read in the style of Little Women 11 year old Carol a Bird was born to a wealthy family on Christmas Day Of very poor health, she is virtually bedridden but of the sweetest nature She decides that Christmas is for giving and gives a dinner for the children of the large family in who live in the alley.

  26. Alicia Riley

    It s okay book.The Bird s Christmas Carol basically good version of The Christmas Carol were sick invalid rich girl helps makes the poor and her family life a good one.

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