The Birds' Christmas Carol PDF/EPUB ✓ The Birds'

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The Birds' Christmas Carol [PDF / Epub] ✍ The Birds' Christmas Carol ☁ Kate Douglas Wiggin – Larringtonlifecoaching.co.uk This classic Christmas story by the author of Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm features a memorable and charitable child Born on Christmas Day, Carol is the Bird family s special Christmas baby As her tenth This classic Christmas story by the author of Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm features a memorable and charitable child 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 The Birds' eBook ¹ an unforgettable Christmas celebration for the poor Ruggles children next door.

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  • Hardcover
  • 93 pages
  • The Birds' Christmas Carol
  • Kate Douglas Wiggin
  • English
  • 10 April 2019
  • 0941807525

About the Author: Kate Douglas Wiggin

Kate Douglas Smith WigginKate Douglas Wiggin, nee Smith was an American children s author and educator She was born in Philadelphia, and was of Welsh descent She started the first free kindergarten in San Francisco in the Silver Street Free Kindergarten With her sister in the s The Birds' eBook ¹ she also established a training school for kindergarten teachers Her best known books are The Story of Pasty , The Birds Christmas Carol , Polly Oliver s Problem , A Cathedral Courtship , The Village Watchtoer , Marm Lisa and Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm .



10 thoughts on “The Birds' Christmas Carol

  1. Christine Christine says:

    I d like to thank my Goodreads friend Nancy for directing me to this one What a sweet novella, and a classic, written in 1887 Carol Bird is a sickly eleven year old who was born on Christmas Day She is humbled to share a birthday with Jesus Christ and has a good handle on the true meaning of Christmas She wants nothingfor Christmas than to do something nice for the nine Ruggles children next store who have very little of their own In the world we live in today it is such a pleasure to I d like to thank my Goodreads friend Nancy for directing me to this one What a sweet novella, and a classic, written in 1887 Carol Bird is a sickly eleven year old who was born on Christmas Day She is humbled to share a birthday with Jesus Christ and has a good handle on the true meaning of Christmas She wants nothingfor Christmas than to do something nice for the nine Ruggles children next store who have very little of their own In the world we live in today it is such a pleasure to be able to escape back to the days of old when Christmas was celebrated to honor the true significance of the date Ms Wiggin writes with beautiful imagery, substance, and poignancy to craft a magnificent Christmas story.Recommended for all, including young readers

  2. Manybooks Manybooks says:

    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 beenthan well aware of before even commencing my reads what kind of fiction The Birds Christmas Carol is supposed to represent However, and the above all having been said, the entire concept of the ministering angel the fragile and often in fact continuously bedridden girl who although an invalid makes life beauti 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 beenthan well aware of before even commencing my reads what kind of fiction The Birds Christmas Carol is supposed to represent However, and the above all having been said, the entire concept of the ministering angel the fragile and often in fact continuously bedridden girl who although an invalid makes life beautiful, sweet and fulfilling for friends and neighbours before dying in a state of divine grace is and always has been just a bit too overt and massively heavy handedly preachy for me And while with other message heavy 19th century children s authors such as with as Louisa May Alcott, for example , the plot, the characters, the scenarios, the themes presented areoften than not still interesting enough and nuanced enough in and of themselves to at least partially ignore and mitigate the at times heavy moralising, I just am not able to do this at all for The Birds Christmas Carol which is actually not a horrible story for its time period, but also just so dated and so chock full of morality and preachiness that I would generally ONLY recommend it to potential readers who are seriously interested in 19th century girls dying young and virtuous type of classic children s fiction on an academic, analytical level Two stars, but rounded down to but one star, even though I do indeed both understand and yes realise that The Birds Christmas Carol is a product of its time, and part and parcel of a very specific children s literature type but I have personally just not at all enjoyed this book, and I in fact do tend to find reading The Birds Christmas Carol rather like enduring fingernails being run down a chalkboard

  3. Nancy Nancy says:

    I read this book every Christmas and this is the edition I own it was my grandmother s and my mother s before it was mine This edition has 69 pages, so quick read that never fails to tear me up It is a sweet, old fashioned story They don t write them like this any.

  4. Deborah Markus Deborah Markus says:

    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.Surprisin 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 adorable, considering its subtitle ought to be A Tale From Preachytown, by Sermon McGodsalot I had to ding it a star for having a very long section in the middle consisting of nothing but dialogue supposedly representing how thems thar pore peeple tocks in 19th century New England Think Little Women, only scarier And don t look at me like that I love Little Women. But Hannah s dialogue makes me bleed from both eyeballs Spoiler laden summary view spoiler Angelic white girl is born on Christmas day, sustains a nonspecific crippling illness in her early childhood, is nice to poor people for a day, and dies just in time to ruin the New Year for her family hide spoiler

  5. Sarah Sarah says:

    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 utterl 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 sappy and Carol, the title character, is impossibly saint like but in the wee hours of Christmas morning it makes for a perfect read

  6. Hope Hope says:

    This Victorian novella was kept from being too sentimental by its sly humor and the presence of the rambunctious Ruggles family I enjoyed the sweet family relationships A nice story to read during the Christmas season.

  7. Tarissa Tarissa says:

    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 he 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 birthday as well This little girl displays so sweetly the true meaning of the holiday, giving as much of herself as she can manage.Such a bittersweet story, sure to capture the reader s heart The Birds Christmas Carol was written in 1886 by American authoress, Kate Douglas Wiggin This is a tale that has stood the test of time, and is still relevant today

  8. Jean Jean says:

    Carol, brothers, carol,Carol joyfully A baby girl who was to be named Lucy was born on Christmas morning, and that song sung by the boys choir that rang out from the nearby church provided the name for the Bird family s new daughter She was a sickly child who rarely left her room, but she was a sweet, generous soulThe Birds Christmas Carolis an old fashioned short story that was first published in 1886 The style and language takes a bit getting used to, but it grew on me quicklCarol, brothers, carol,Carol joyfully A baby girl who was to be named Lucy was born on Christmas morning, and that song sung by the boys choir that rang out from the nearby church provided the name for the Bird family s new daughter She was a sickly child who rarely left her room, but she was a sweet, generous soulThe Birds Christmas Carolis an old fashioned short story that was first published in 1886 The style and language takes a bit getting used to, but it grew on me quickly, as it s a quaint, heartwarming story At age eleven, Carol decides to forego any gifts for herself and instead, she displays an extraordinary understanding of the true meaning of Christmas.I found myself smiling throughout, especially during the descriptions of the Ruggles children, who have not been blessed with the social standing or material comforts that have been bestowed upon Carol her entire life Although it is a very simple story, it is one that provides a lasting lesson for us all.3 1 2 rounded to 4 stars

  9. Luisa Knight Luisa Knight says:

    From the same author of Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm, comes this heart wren I mean, heart warmingly sweet tale Carol Bird was born on Christmas Day Maybe that s why she loves giving and sharing so much On her eleventh birthday Carol is so sick she has to stay in bed But she plans a party that makes it the most special Christmas of all.A sweet, giving, kindhearted tale that you might want to have tissues at hand for It s only sixty three pages and has illustrations throughout so an idea From the same author of Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm, comes this heart wren I mean, heart warmingly sweet tale Carol Bird was born on Christmas Day Maybe that s why she loves giving and sharing so much On her eleventh birthday Carol is so sick she has to stay in bed But she plans a party that makes it the most special Christmas of all.A sweet, giving, kindhearted tale that you might want to have tissues at hand for It s only sixty three pages and has illustrations throughout so an ideal read aloud for the holiday season.Ages 6 12Cleanliness Santa Claus is mentioned and the children believe in him A child lets out a rebellious howl and the mother decides not to hit her on Christmas day Land sakes goodness knows Land o goodness good gracious I declare to goodness are said Like my reviews I also have hundreds of detailed reports that I offer too These reports give a complete break down of everything in the book, so you ll know just how clean it is or isn t I also have Clean Guides downloadable PDFs which enable you to clean up your book before reading it Visit my website

  10. Katie Katie says:

    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 payattention to the poor no lost people, on 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 payattention to the poor no lost people, only an uncle who needs to come homeoften Well, it s a Christmas book.And no, that s not a spoiler Wiggin tells you right up front what s gonna happen What happens in between then and the end is the plot and the good parts.Go ahead, read it, it s a nice book You ll like it

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