and made all of Heavenly Valley smooth and white and quiet and beautiful.
So begins the story of two orphaned sisters at Mrs. MondayÃ¢ÂÂs Boarding School. But nothing is heavenly for Nancy and Pamela (aka Plum): their parents died in a tragic accident years ago, theyÃ¢ÂÂre constantly punished by the cruel Mrs. Monday, and theyÃ¢ÂÂre all alone for the holidays.
Luckily, Nancy and Plum have each other, and though their prospects may be bleak, theyÃ¢ÂÂre determined to change their lot for the better. If their plan works, the spirited sisters will never spend Christmas at the cold, dark boarding school again. But what will they find on the other side of Mrs. MondayÃ¢ÂÂs gate?
Adventure, warmth, unforgettable characters, and unexpected kindness abound in this classic story by Betty MacDonald, which was originally published in 1952. With illustrations by the acclaimed Mary GrandPrÃÂ© and an introduction by Jeanne Birdsall, National Book AwardÃ¢ÂÂwinning author of The Penderwicks, this edition introduces the spunky, beloved heroines to a new generation of fans.
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