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    Wishin' and Hopin': A Christmas Story (Paperback) By (author) Wally Lamb

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    DescriptionIt's 1964 and ten-year-old Felix is sure of a few things: the birds and the bees are puzzling, television is magical, and this is one Christmas he'll never forget.LBJ and Lady Bird are in the White House, Meet the Beatles is on everyone's turntable, and Felix Funicello (distant cousin of the iconic Annette!) is doing his best to navigate fifth grade--easier said than done when scary movies still give you nightmares and you bear a striking resemblance to a certain adorable cartoon boy.Back in his beloved fictional town of Three Rivers, Connecticut, with a new cast of endearing characters, Wally Lamb takes his readers straight into the halls of St. Aloysius Gonzaga Parochial School--where Mother Filomina's word is law and goody-two-shoes Rosalie Twerski is sure to be minding everyone's business. But grammar and arithmetic move to the back burner this holiday season with the sudden arrivals of substitute teacher Madame Frechette, straight from Quebec, and feisty Russian student Zhenya Kabakova. While Felix learns the meaning of French kissing, cultural misunderstanding, and tableaux vivants, Wishin' and Hopin' barrels toward one outrageous Christmas.From the Funicello family's bus-station lunch counter to the elementary school playground (with an uproarious stop at the Pillsbury Bake-Off), Wishin' and Hopin' is a vivid slice of 1960s life, a wise and witty holiday tale that celebrates where we've been--and how far we've come.


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    Title
    Wishin' and Hopin'
    Subtitle
    A Christmas Story
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Wally Lamb
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 216
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 226 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 249 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780061950261
    ISBN 10: 0061950262
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    DC21: 813.54
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    DC22: FIC
    LC subject heading: ,
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    Libri: I-FC
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: HL010
    Ingram Theme: HOLD/XMAS
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000
    BIC E4L: GNR
    Edition
    Large type / large print
    Edition statement
    large type edition
    Publisher
    Harperluxe
    Imprint name
    Harperluxe
    Publication date
    24 November 2009
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Review quote
    "Charming.... Full of pop-culture references of the day...this will have broad appeal."--Library Journal