With honesty and rare grace, award-winning author Francisco Jiménez shares his most poignant Christmas memory in this remarkable book. Illustrated with paintings full of strength and warmth, written in spare bilingual text, this simple story celebrates the true spirit of Christmas, and illuminates how children do indeed draw strength from the bonds of their families.
|Edition description:||English/Spanish Bilingual Edition|
|Product dimensions:||9.10(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.20(d)|
|Age Range:||4 - 7 Years|
About the Author
Francisco Jiménez emigrated from Tlaquepaque, Mexico, to California, where he worked for many years in the fields with his family. He received both his master’s degree and his Ph.D. from Columbia University and is now the chairman of the Modern Languages and Literature Department at Santa Clara University, the setting of much of his newest novel, Reaching Out. He is the award-winning author of The Circuit, Breaking Through, and La Mariposa. He is also the recipient of the John Steinbeck Award. He lives with his family in Santa Clara, California.
Read an Excerpt
"Most of us have a favorite Christmas story to tell. The Christmas Gift is a true story, based on an experience I had as a child many years ago. It took place in a farm labor tent camp . . ."
Text Copyright © 2000 by Francisco Jimenez Illustrations Copyright © 2000 by Claire B. Cotts
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Love this wonderful book about gathering strength from love during incredibly hard times for a poor migrant family. A wonderful lesson for us all, especially to celebrate the birth of Jesus, who is the ultimate guide to compassion. Very, very moving.