Friday, January 1, 2010

A Season of Gifts by Richard Peck

SEASON OF GIFTS is a companion novel to A YEAR DOWN YONDER and A LONG WAY FROM CHICAGO both of which are wonderful books. Peck has brought back the central character of Mrs. Dowdel and introduced a new family in this book. Mrs. Dowdel quietly delivers gifts to this family most of which they don't even realize are gifts. From helping the 12 year-old boy get back at bullies to planning a funeral for a ghost (to help increase interest in the new minister) this book is a rollicking read that leaves you smiling. I definitely recommended reading the first two before this one and you will enjoy them all. I did.

5 comments:

Lauren Y said...

How long would you say it take for a reader like me to finish this book?
-Lauren Y
Mrs Ayala

Goldenlibrarylady said...

Took me 2 or 3 evenings. Maybe 4 hours. We were in Big Bear and I sat by a fireplace so it was very relaxing.

Lauren Y said...

Oh wow you are fast! I really enjoy going to Big Bear!
-Lauren Y

Nathalie said...

A Season of Gifts was just as good as the first two!

Goldenlibrarylady said...

So glad you like it Nathalie.