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The Birds' Christmas Carol by Kate Douglas Wiggin

The Birds

This Christmas classic tells the story of the Bird family and their youngest daughter Carol. Born on Christmas Day, Carol has a loving nature and a giving heart. However, she also suffers from chronic illness. For her tenth birthday, Carol's one wish is to give a proper Christmas to their less fortunate neighbors.

Carol's sweet nature and giving attitude echoes that of the Savior and illustrates the true purpose of Christmas. Through her interaction with the Ruggles children, readers understand both the blessing of giving and receiving.

This is a powerful story of giving, but be aware of a tender and bittersweet ending.

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