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The Resource Christmas at Eagle Pond, Donald Hall

Christmas at Eagle Pond, Donald Hall

Label
Christmas at Eagle Pond
Title
Christmas at Eagle Pond
Statement of responsibility
Donald Hall
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
" Donald Hall, drawing on his own childhood memories to create an instant-classic Christmas story, gives himself the thing he most wanted but didn't get as a boy: a Christmas at Eagle Pond. It's the Christmas season of 1940 and twelve-year-old Donnie takes the train to visit his grandparents. Once there, he quickly settles into the farm's routines. In the barn, Gramp milks the cows and entertains his grandson by speaking rhymed pieces, while his grandson's eyes are drawn to an empty stall that houses a graceful, cobwebby sleigh. Now, Model-As speed over the wintry roads, which must be ploughed, and the beautiful sleigh has become obsolete. When the church pageant is over, the gifts are exchanged, and the remains of the Christmas feast put away, the air becomes heavy with fine snowflakes--the kind that fall at the start of a big storm--and everyone wonders, how will Donnie get back to his parents on time? "--
Summary
A former Poet Laureate draws on childhood memories while sharing the story of 12-year-old Donnie, who visits his grandparents' farm during the holiday season of 1940, where he listens to his grandfather's spoken poetry and wonders at a beautiful but obsolete sleigh before a huge snowstorm challenges his ability to return home
Theme
Tone
Writing style
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10161215
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1928-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hall, Donald
Dewey number
813/.54
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3515.A3152
LC item number
C48 2012
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hall, Donald
  • Sleighs
  • Farm life
  • New Hampshire
Target audience
adult
Label
Christmas at Eagle Pond, Donald Hall
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ocn772099543
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
78 p.
Isbn
9780547581484
Lccn
2012017327
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)772099543
Label
Christmas at Eagle Pond, Donald Hall
Publication
Control code
ocn772099543
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
78 p.
Isbn
9780547581484
Lccn
2012017327
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)772099543

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