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My true love gave to me : twelve holiday stories, edited and with a story by Stephanie Perkins

Label
My true love gave to me : twelve holiday stories
Title
My true love gave to me
Title remainder
twelve holiday stories
Statement of responsibility
edited and with a story by Stephanie Perkins
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"If you love holiday stories, holiday movies, made-for-TV-holiday specials, holiday episodes of your favorite sitcoms and, especially, if you love holiday anthologies, you're going to fall in love with My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories by twelve bestselling young adult writers, edited by the international bestselling Stephanie Perkins. Whether you enjoy celebrating Christmas or Hanukkah, Winter Solstice or New Years, there's something here for everyone. So curl up by the fireplace and get cozy. You have twelve reasons this season to stay indoors and fall in love"--
Writing style
Review
  • /* Starred Review */ Grades 9-12 Holiday canoodling stories by 12 of the top YA authors? It’s a Christmas miracle! Not since 2008’s Let It Snow (by John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle) has a compendium of wintry love stories given readers such reason to celebrate. Using her trademark sparkling dialogue, Rainbow Rowell rings in an amorous New Year’s between old pals. Matt de la Peña presents a house sitter hookup with unlikely results. Jenny Han writes tales of woe and lust between Santa’s adopted daughter and her coworker elves. Stephanie Perkins pairs a tree-lot employee with a shopper who pines for much more. David Levithan’s Jewish St. Nick loves his boyfriend enough to (reluctantly) spread some X-mas magic. Holly Black’s hot Christmas Krampus crashes a swinging holiday soiree. Kiersten White whips up a delicious romance in a struggling Yule-themed diner. And several other big-name writers—Ally Carter, Gayle Forman, Kelly Link, Myra McEntire, Laini Taylor—craft cozy, clever tales of good tidings. This is the substantive stuff of dream stockings: a rollicking, blush-inducing, memorable holiday collection of breezy, bite-size stories perfect for a snug evening next to the fire. -- Walters Wright, Lexi (Reviewed 10-15-2014) (Booklist, vol 111, number 4, p44)
  • /* Starred Review */ Gr 7 Up — Twelve of the best-loved and best-known young adult authors-Rainbow Rowell, David Levithan, and Matt de la Peña among them-have contributed stories to this appealing collection. Most have a Christmas setting, but Hanukkah, the winter solstice, and New Year's Eve are also represented. Most are realistic, but Holly Black, Kelly Link, Jenny Han, and Laini Taylor have contributed tales steeped in fantasy or the supernatural. What all 12 selections have in common is teen romance at its most fragile and meaningful. Never mind the winter holidays; booktalk this title all year round.—Virginia Walter, UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies --Virginia Walter (Reviewed October 1, 2014) (School Library Journal, vol 60, issue 10, p70)
  • /* Starred Review */ Cute boys, mistletoe, counting down to the midnight kiss on New Year’s Eve—there’s no shortage of cozy setups for holiday romance in this captivating collection of short stories by a dozen of today’s top YA authors. Readers will also find a broad cross-section of other emotions and relationships in these tales about the significance of varied holiday traditions. Jenny Han delivers a fantasy-tinged entry about a Korean girl left as an infant in Santa’s sleigh, who is now the only human girl at the North Pole (and crushing on a cute elf). Kelly Link delves into supernatural territory, featuring a mysterious Christmas Eve visitor in an elegantly embroidered coat. And the Jewish narrator of David Levithan’s story undertakes a wild nighttime mission, donning a Santa suit to help preserve a sense of Christmas magic for his boyfriend’s young sister. A rare seasonal treat. Ages 13–up. (Oct.) --Staff (Reviewed September 15, 2014) (Publishers Weekly, vol 261, issue 37, p)
  • /* Starred Review */ Holidays meet romance in a Christmas- and Hanukkah-themed collection featuring some of teen fiction's most prominent names. A Latino NYU student, running out of food while catsitting during winter break, meets a white upstairs neighbor whose shower is broken in Matt de la Peña's "Angels in the Snow." In David Levithan's "Your Temporary Santa," a gay Jewish teen plays Santa for the benefit of his boyfriend's kid sister. Kelly Link's "The Lady and the Fox" shows the goddaughter of an intimidating English matriarch battling a set of magical rules to free a ghostly family member who only appears on Christmas. Although the majority of characters are white, Christian and straight, clearly attention has been paid here to the call for greater diversity in teen fiction. The setting of the romances varies greatly, from a chaotic trailer-park New Year's party to a kitschy diner in a tiny "census-designated place" called Christmas, California, to Santa's North Pole workshop, where his adopted daughter dreams of a boy she met following his route. Rich language and careful, efficient character development make the collection an absorbing and sophisticated read, each story surprisingly fresh despite the constraints of a shared theme. It's that rarest of short story collections: There's not a single lump of coal. (Short stories. 12-18)(Kirkus Reviews, September 15, 2014)
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10381575
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.6080334
Index
no index present
Intended audience
HL700L
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
UG
LC call number
PS648.H54
LC item number
M9 2014
Literary form
short stories
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 7
  • 12
Reading level
4.7
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Perkins, Stephanie
  • Rowell, Rainbow
  • Link, Kelly
  • de la Peña, Matt
  • Han, Jenny
  • Levithan, David
  • Black, Holly
  • Forman, Gayle
  • McEntire, Myra
  • White, Kiersten
  • Carter, Ally
  • Taylor, Laini
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Holidays
  • Romance fiction, American
  • Short stories, American
  • JUVENILE FICTION / Holidays & Celebrations / General (see also Religious / Christian / Holidays & Celebrations)
  • JUVENILE FICTION / Love & Romance
Target audience
adolescent
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
twelve holiday stories
Label
My true love gave to me : twelve holiday stories, edited and with a story by Stephanie Perkins
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • It's a Yuletide miracle, Charlie Brown
  • Stephanie Perkins
  • Your temporary Santa
  • David Levithan
  • Krampuslauf
  • Holly Black
  • What the hell have you done, Sophie Roth?
  • Gayle Forman
  • Beer buckets and baby Jesus
  • Myra McEntire
  • Midnights
  • Welcome to Christmas, CA
  • Kiersten White
  • Star of Bethlehem
  • Ally Carter
  • The girl who woke the dreamer
  • Laini Taylor
  • Rainbow Rowell
  • The lady and the fox
  • Kelly Link
  • Angels in the snow
  • Matt de la Pena
  • Polaris is where you'll find me
  • Jenny Han
Control code
1051075
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
321 pages
Isbn
9781250059307
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014030943
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781250059307
  • (OCoLC)885983712
Label
My true love gave to me : twelve holiday stories, edited and with a story by Stephanie Perkins
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • It's a Yuletide miracle, Charlie Brown
  • Stephanie Perkins
  • Your temporary Santa
  • David Levithan
  • Krampuslauf
  • Holly Black
  • What the hell have you done, Sophie Roth?
  • Gayle Forman
  • Beer buckets and baby Jesus
  • Myra McEntire
  • Midnights
  • Welcome to Christmas, CA
  • Kiersten White
  • Star of Bethlehem
  • Ally Carter
  • The girl who woke the dreamer
  • Laini Taylor
  • Rainbow Rowell
  • The lady and the fox
  • Kelly Link
  • Angels in the snow
  • Matt de la Pena
  • Polaris is where you'll find me
  • Jenny Han
Control code
1051075
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
321 pages
Isbn
9781250059307
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014030943
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781250059307
  • (OCoLC)885983712

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