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A Family Christmas
By Caroline Kennedy (compiler)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Hachette Books
Publication date October 9, 2007
Pages 332
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781401322274
ISBN-10 1401322271
Dimensions 1.25 by 7.25 by 9.50 in.
Weight 2.15 lbs.
Original list price $26.95
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Summaries and Reviews
The president of the John F. Kennedy Foundation presents a collection of favorite holiday stories and excerpts including The Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore, Little Tree by E. E. Cummings, and A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, in a volume complemented by a letter to Santa Claus as written by the editor in childhood. description: Product Description: "When I began assembling [this] collection, I was skeptical that I would learn anything new about Christmas, but reading and reflecting on the history and spirit of Christmas brought back many memories, and taught me a great deal. . . . The literature of Christmas ranges from the miraculous to the tragic, the profound to the ridiculous, but always represents the connection to something larger than ourselves." --Caroline Kennedy

In A Family Christmas, Caroline shares the Christmas poetry, prose, scriptural readings, and lyrics that are most dear to her, drawing on authors as diverse as Harper Lee, Nikki Giovanni, Martin Luther King Jr., Billy Collins, John and Yoko, and Charles Dickens. There are also many lesser-known gems throughout and personal treasures from her own family--including a young Caroline's Christmas list to Santa Claus and a letter from her father as President to a child concerned about Santa's well-being. This diverse and unique anthology will become a timeless keepsake, and will enrich your heart and mind with the spirit of Christmas.

A Family Christmas includes selections from: Groucho Marx, Emma Lazarus, Mark Twain, Sandra Cisneros, Pearl S. Buck, Truman Capote, Gabriela Mistral, Ogden Nash, Clement Clarke Moore, Vladimir Nabokov, Marianne Moore, Calvin Trillin, E. B. White, and many more.

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from Hachette Books (October 9, 2007)
9781401322274 | details & prices | 332 pages | 7.25 × 9.50 × 1.25 in. | 2.15 lbs | List price $26.95
About: Presents a collection of favorite holiday stories and excerpts including 'The Night Before Christmas,' by Clement C.
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With Ensemble Cast (other contributor) | Abridged edition from Highbridge Co (June 3, 2009)
9781598878691 | details & prices | 5.00 × 5.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $9.99
About: Just in time for the holidays: a collection of beloved Christmas stories and writings that every family will cherish.
Abridged edition from Highbridge Co (October 30, 2007)
9781598875737 | details & prices | 5.00 × 5.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $29.95
About: Presents a collection of favorite holiday stories and excerpts including 'The Night Before Christmas,' by Clement C.

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