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Welcome Comfort

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Philomel Books,
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It's not easy being Welcome Comfort-a foster child always moving from home to home and getting picked on by the kids at school. Even Christmas, the most wondrous time of the year, isn't so wonderful for Welcome, who has no family, no presents, and no Santa Claus. "Santa! He's not even real!" But when Mr. Hamp, the school custodian, becomes his closest friend, Welcome's life changes forever. Now he has someone to visit and a family to be a part of. Yet Christmas is still a lonely time for Welcome since the Hamps go away every year and there's still no sign of Santa. "Child, he'll find you" says Mr. Hamp. "Maybe he hasn't come because you haven't believe hard enough." Accompanied by art that radiates the brilliance of the season, Patricia Polacco's heartwarming journey through the generations of a boy's life proves that "believing is seeing" and ask if perhaps there isn't a Santa Claus inside every one of us.
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Level 4.5, 0.5 Points
Lexile measure:
AD: Adult Directed 650L
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Grouping Title welcome comfort
Grouping Author polacco patricia
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-11-14 23:20:07PM
Last Indexed 2018-11-17 01:18:35AM

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subject_facet Christmas -- Fiction, Christmas -- Juvenile fiction, Foster home care -- Fiction, Foster home care -- Juvenile fiction, Santa Claus, Santa Claus -- Juvenile fiction
title_display Welcome Comfort
title_full Welcome Comfort / Patricia Polacco
title_short Welcome Comfort
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