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A Season of Gifts

Richard Peck

One of the most adored children's book characters of all time is the eccentric, forceful, bighearted Grandma Dowdel, star of the Newbery Medal-winning A Year Down Yonder and Newbery Honor-winning A Long Way from Chicago. And it turns out that her story isn't over-not even close. It is now 1958, and a new family has moved in next door to Mrs. Dowdel-a family in desperate need of her help (whether they realize it or not). There's twelve-year-old Bob, shy on courage in a town full of bullies; his Elvis-obsessed older sister, Phyllis, who just might be on the verge of spinning out of control; Bob's little sister, Ruth Ann, ready and waiting for a larger-than-life role model; and even Bob's two parents, the young minister and his wife, who are amazed to discover that the last house in town might also be the most vital. As Christmas rolls around, the whole family will realize that they've found a true home, and a neighbor with remarkable gifts to share.

One of the most adored children's book characters of all time is the eccentric, forceful, bighearted Grandma Dowdel, star of the Newbery Medal-winning A Year Down Yonder and Newbery Honor-winning A Long Way from Chicago. And it turns out that her story isn't over-not even close. It is now 1958, and a new family has moved in next door to Mrs. Dowdel-a family in desperate need of her help (whether they realize it or not). There's twelve-year-old Bob, shy on courage in a town full of bullies; his Elvis-obsessed older sister, Phyllis, who just might be on the verge of spinning out of control; Bob's little sister, Ruth Ann, ready and waiting for a larger-than-life role model; and even Bob's two parents, the young minister and his wife, who are amazed to discover that the last house in town might also be the most vital. As Christmas rolls around, the whole family will realize that they've found a true home, and a neighbor with remarkable gifts to share.
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One of the most adored children's book characters of all time is the eccentric, forceful, bighearted Grandma Dowdel, star of the Newbery Medal-winning A Year Down Yonder and Newbery Honor-winning A Long Way from Chicago. And it turns out that her story isn't over-not even close. It is now 1958, and a new family has moved in next door to Mrs. Dowdel-a family in desperate need of her help (whether they realize it or not). There's twelve-year-old Bob, shy on courage in a town full of bullies; his Elvis-obsessed older sister, Phyllis, who just might be on the verge of spinning out of control; Bob's little sister, Ruth Ann, ready and waiting for a larger-than-life role model; and even Bob's two parents, the young minister and his wife, who are amazed to discover that the last house in town might also be the most vital. As Christmas rolls around, the whole family will realize that they've found a true home, and a neighbor with remarkable gifts to share.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Ron McLarty

Length:

3h 51m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:29


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:56


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:29


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:06


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:00


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:29


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:14


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:13


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:50


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:59


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:20


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

03:19


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

03:28


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

03:49


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

03:45


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:18


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

03:28


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

03:15


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

03:56


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:01


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:48


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

03:32


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

03:51


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:58


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:05


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:35


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:58


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:29


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:09


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:34


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:57


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

03:40


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

03:28


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:03


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:30


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:24


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:36


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:39


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:01


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:30


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

03:30


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:43


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

03:07


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

03:07


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:36


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:54


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

03:53


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

03:27


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

03:46


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

03:14


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

03:38


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:18


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

03:22


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

04:26


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:30


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:45


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

01:31


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

00:44