In this story about a family tradition and the spirit of giving, even in want, nine children look forward to a simple gift of oranges nestled among the evergreens on Christmas morning. Watercolor and pencil illustrations are included in this nostalgic tale.
Common Core Alignment:
RL.3.7. Explain how specific aspects of a text’s illustrations contribute to what is conveyed by the words in a story (e.g., create mood, emphasize aspects of a character or setting).