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Manuela's Gift

Manuela's Gift

1999 Picture Books
Ages: 4 - 8 yrs.
Author: Kristyn Rehling Estes
Illustrator: Claire B. Cotts
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 0-8118-2085-8
Paperback Price: $12.76
Despite their poverty, Manuela's family members have tried to give her a good present for her birthday. Manuela is disappointed but doesn't want to hurt their feelings. A sensitive family story about gifts that go awry - and those that don't.
Kemie Nix   ©1999 Parents' Choice
Kemie Nix is Chairman of Children's Literature for Children (CLC), a non-profit, tax-exempt, educational organization dedicated to bringing children and books together. Mrs. Nix, a senior book editor for Parents' Choice, has a remarkable sense of selecting books children love to read.

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