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On Sale: September 28, 2010
Pages: 176 | ISBN: 978-0-375-89321-6
Published by : Random House Books for Young Readers RH Childrens Books
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A heartwarming holiday story from Audrey Couloumbis, the Newbery Honor–winning author of Getting Near to Baby. With beautiful writing and an endearing young narrator so honest and full of hope that you can't help but fall in love with him, Audrey Couloumbis tells a story, of a young boy and the grandfather that he’s just getting to know, that will make readers laugh and cry and, most of all, appreciate the gift of family.

It's a few days before Christmas when ten-year-old Jake's mom breaks her leg, ending up in the hospital. For as long as Jake can remember, it's been just him and his mom. So with no one else to look after him, the hospital contacts the gruff granddad that Jake only knows through awkward twice-a-year phone calls. When Granddad shows up, he's nothing like Jake expected. And he brings a dog with him—a nightmare dog, Jake thinks at first. But as Jake gets to know his grandfather and a makeshift family of friends and neighbors comes together around him and his mom, he realizes that this might not be such a bad Christmas after all.
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Audrey Couloumbis is the author of several highly acclaimed books for young readers, including the Newbery Honor winner, Getting Near to Baby. 
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WINNER Cooperative Children's Book Center Choices
NOMINEE New York State Charlotte Award
NOMINEE Vermont Dorothy Canfield Fischer Book Award
NOMINEE Rhode Island Children's Book Award
NOMINEE Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Award
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