A Season of Gifts

A Season of Gifts

Book - 2009/09/17
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Relates the surprising gifts bestowed on twelve-year-old Bob Barnhart and his family, who have recently moved to a small Illinois town in 1958, by their larger-than-life neighbor, Mrs. Dowdel.
Publisher: New York : Dial Books for Young Readers, 2009/09/17
ISBN: 9780803730823
0803730829
Branch Call Number: J FICTION PECK
Characteristics: 164 p

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DBRL_KrisA Dec 30, 2017

Not quite as good as the other two books in the series, in my opinion. Grandma Dowdel is still there, still doing the same hijinks, but they don't seem quite as funny this time around. There are some good parts, like the Kickapoo Indian princess, and the ten-year-old learning to drive, with stolen Christmas trees on top of the car and old Mrs. Wilcox bouncing around the back seat. But other parts, like Phyllis's "romance" with the 20-year-old, and Grandma Dowdel's scheme to send him off to war or to prison, are just not funny at all.

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nelljean
Dec 21, 2017

Different story line. Enjoyed it though. About a preacher's family and troubles. There are two companion books to read before this one.

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muffinpopcorn
Mar 02, 2017

Great book , funny , heart warming . The 3rd book in a series but a stand alone book also. Would highly recommend this book for anyone who likes reading and humor . Delightful .

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cheech
Nov 09, 2012

All three books in this series are awesome! It's the first time that we have found a book that the whole family can't wait to get their hands on. Awesome author.

Richard Pecks' books are always magical and wonderful. I love it!

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Cyborg_Kid
May 18, 2012

Excellent book. Wonderful writing style.

sarahbowman Apr 30, 2012

I loved all three books! Definetely not just for kids!

samdog123 Feb 17, 2010

This is a delightful series, and this one is the third title. Featuring the crusty, but kindhearted Grandma Dowdel, it's a wonderful flashback to times gone by. The first title in the series is A Long Way from Chicago, the second is A Year down under. Suitable for anyone from 8 to 80--it would be great to recommend to seniors who enjoy reading about times gone by.

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Nov 09, 2012

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Jan 22, 2011

Lili_Szabo thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

VeganGreen Jan 22, 2010

VeganGreen thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 10 and 14

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