Chinook Christmas

Chinook Christmas

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Christmas in the Prairies means snow and blizzards and bitterly cold winds. But what happens when a warm Chinook wind blows like an unexpected gift down from the Rocky Mountains, turning December into April in the blink of a child's eye? What happens when the Chinook promises a temporary magic? What happens is the people of a small prairie town abandon old habits and emerge momentarily from the grip of the harsh cold to embrace this wonder.

Smack in the middle of what used to be winter, nine-year old Eric grabs his bike and sails crazily through a maze of paths and puddles that shouldn't be there at all. And on this special Christmas Eve, Eric and his sister Anni marvel at the surprise of a frozen landscape melted into vivid colors and fresh smells. And when they return home from church, they discover an anonymous gift on their doorstep. Who could have left this mysterious treat? As the Chinook whispers in his ears, Eric is certain he knows the answer.

Baker & Taylor
When an unexpected chinook wind warms up a small town in Alberta at Christmas, a nine-year-old boy discovers that even adults in their Mennonite community act differently

Publisher: Red Deer, Alta. : Red Deer College Press, 1992
ISBN: 9780889950863
Branch Call Number: J FIC WIE
Characteristics: 32 p. :,ill. ;,29 cm.
Additional Contributors: More, Dave - Illustrator


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Dec 23, 2017

This isn't a good picture book for young children as there's some language and suggestive material. The author's writing style is laborious with too much metaphor and not enough action. Can't recommend it.

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Dec 23, 2017

21221012650062 thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over


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