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In 1946 a ten-year-old girl tries to understand and overcome her stern father's objections to having a Christmas tree in the house.
Carla Mae Carters: Addie's best friend. She has a big family with many siblings. She lives next door to Addie.
Adelaide: Her nickname is Addie. She doesn't like her name or her nick name. She is ten years old and her best friend is Carla Mae.
Billy Wild: He is in Addie's and Carla Mae's class. He wears cowboy boots and delivers the mail.
Delmer Doakes: A boy in their class.
Grandma: Addie's Grandma. She lives with her and shares a room with her.
Jerry Walsh: A boy in their class. Carla Mae is assigned to buy him a gift for Christmas.
Tanya Smithers: A girl in their class. Addie is assigned to buy her a gift for Christmas but she doesn't like her.
Uncle Will: Addie's uncle. Her dad, grandma, and her go over to his house every Christmas.
Miss Thompson: Their teacher.
James: Addie's father.
Helen: Addie's mother who died when she was very young.
Reverend Teasdale: Add a description of this character.
Debbie Carters: Carla Mae's four year old sister.
Minnie: Carla Mae's "fat, black scottie."
Tim Carters: Carla Mae's two year old brother.
Mr. Brady: Store owner where the children go to buy Miss Thompson's Christmas gift.
Gloria Cott: A girl in their class. Her family is poor and they don't have a Christmas tree at home. Show all 17 characters
Drugstore: Where Mr. Brady works. The kids stopped there to buy Miss Thompson's gift.
Carla Mae and I were sitting in our little kitchen at the old wooden table, with our spoons poised in mid-air.
Parsimonious: characterized by or showing parsimony; frugal or stingy.
Implore: to beg urgently or piteously, as for aid or mercy; beseech; entreat: They implored him to go.
Rambunctious: difficult to control or handle; wildly boisterous: a rambunctious child.
Hodgepodge: a heterogeneous mixture; jumble.
Nifty: 1.attractively stylish or smart: a nifty new dress for Easter.2.very good; fine; excellent: a nifty idea.3.substantial; sizable: We sold the car for a nifty profit.
Original Language: English
Publication Date: 1974
Page Count: 90
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