A collection of old fashioned but interesting Christmas short stories. Contents Dickens, C. A Christmas carol -- Sangster, M. E. The Christmas babe -- Corning, Mrs. W. H. A western Christmas -- Bacheller, I. Joe's search for Santa Claus -- Schayer, J. Angela's Christmas -- The first Puritan Christmas tree -- Butterworth, H. First New England Christmas -- Dickens, C. The chimes -- Redmond, C. Billy's Santa Claus experience -- Stowe, Mrs. H. B. Christmas in Poganuc -- Molesworth, Mrs. The Christmas princess -- Widow Townsend's visitor -- Wilcox, E. W. The old man's Christmas -- Dickens, C. The Christmas goblin -- Mead, C. H. The song of the star -- Collingwood, H. W. Indian Pete's Christmas gift -- My Christmas dinner -- Dickens, C. The poor traveler -- The legend of the Christmas tree -- Ewing, J. H. The peace egg.
Bradley Chalkers IS the oldest kid in the fifth grade. He tells enormous lies. He picks fights with girls. No one likes him--except Carla, the new school counselor. She thinks Bradley is sensitive and generous, and knows that Bradley could change, if only he weren't afraid to try. But when you feel like the most-hated kid in the whole school, believing in yourself can be the hardest thing in the world. . . .