Christmas at Stony Creek
The pond at Stony Creek is perfect for ice skating, and a blanket of snow is on the ground. It's almost Christmas. Pipsqueak wishes she could spend the days at the pond, then curl up in front of a glowing fire with her family.
But Papa has gone away to search for food. He promised to be home soon, so by Christmas Eve, Pip is worried. What will they eat for Christmas dinner? How can they celebrate without Papa?
Pip knows she must do something. There are mountains of food in the huge house on the hill. The one filled with cats and traps. The most dangerous place in Stony Creek. Mama has forbidden everyone from even mentioning the house. Pip's not sure she has the courage to go there, but she has to try. She has to do it for Mama, Kit, Will, Nibs, Nan, and baby Finny. For Christmas. And for Papa.
Braveness starts with a single step.
Level 3.8, 1 Points
|Grouped Work ID||48a7443d-f316-df00-cafe-2ee88946c11c|
|Grouping Title||christmas at stony creek|
|Grouping Author||greene stephanie|
|Last Grouping Update||2019-12-23 14:38:44PM|
|Last Indexed||2020-01-25 04:44:50AM|
|detailed_location_arlington||Central Kids Fiction|
|display_description||With her father away and her brother injured, it is up to little Pip to find food for her hungry siblings and mother mouse, but it is a hard winter and the only place where she is likely to find Christmas dinner is at Land's End, where the people live.|
|owning_library_arlington||Arlington Public Library|
Connection Crystal City
Families -- Juvenile fiction
Hunger -- Juvenile fiction
Mice -- Juvenile fiction
Survival -- Juvenile fiction
|title_display||Christmas at Stony Creek|
|title_full||Christmas at Stony Creek / by Stephanie Greene ; illustrations by Chris Sheban|
|title_short||Christmas at Stony Creek|