- Author: Madeleine L’Engle
Seven-year-old Vicky Austin tells of the days of the month from December 1, and how disappointed she is when she realizes that the birth of her new sibling might require her mother to be away from home for Christmas. It's a very sweet story, filled with the charming pre-digital treats families enjoyed to stretch out the Christmas season. A bit of a tear-jerker, just a bit longer than a picture book. Wonderful.