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Mama Had to Work on Christmas

By Carolyn Marsden

Gloria always spends Christmas with Papi, Mama, and Nana. But this Christmas, Papi is away picking oranges and Mama has to work at the hotel where she is a maid. Gloria is miserable when Mama makes her go with her-until they get to the hotel with its lavish decorations and food piled high on the tables. What a magical place to spend Christmas! But then Mama explains that these lovely things are only for the guests: Gloria is to stay in the kitchen where nobody will see her. From her hiding spot, Gloria watches as a girl her age eats a fancy meal with her family. How can one girl have so much while another has so little?

How Gloria moves from disappointment to understanding makes for a beautiful story that honors the true spirit of the Christmas season.

Illustrations by Robert Casilla.

Format

Book

Availability

2 available at Main (Downtown)
  • C Marsden, Children's Fiction
  • C Marsden, Children's Fiction

Publish Date

2003

ISBN

0670036358


Format: Book
Author: Marsden, Carolyn
Summary: Gloria's Christmas begins with frustration when she is forced to go to work with Mama, but by the end of the day, she appreciates her family and enjoys the holiday.
Title: Mama had to work on Christmas / by Carolyn Marsden ; illustrations by Robert Casilla.
Publisher Date: New York : Viking, 2003.
Subject: Christmas stories -- Juvenile fiction. Work -- Juvenile fiction. Mexican Americans -- Juvenile fiction
Isbn: 0670036358
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 2
System Items Total: 2
Call Number: C Marsden
Oclc: 51842029
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Bib Id: 201126

Format: Book
Author: Marsden, Carolyn
Summary: Gloria's Christmas begins with frustration when she is forced to go to work with Mama, but by the end of the day, she appreciates her family and enjoys the holiday.
Title: Mama had to work on Christmas / by Carolyn Marsden ; illustrations by Robert Casilla.
Publisher, Date: New York : Viking, 2003.
Description: 73 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Subjects: Christmas stories -- Juvenile fiction.
Subjects: Work -- Juvenile fiction.
Subjects: Mexican Americans -- Juvenile fiction
Other Author: Casilla, Robert ill.
LCCN: 2003000943
ISBN: 0670036358
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 2
Total Copies: 2
Call Number: C Marsden