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  • Rock Crystal: A Christmas Tale (1945) by Adalbert Stifter
    4 Reviews, 4 Readable
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      (153 Reviews)
      One Nation
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      2. You Can Write Chinese by Kurt Wiese
      3. Clear the Track for Michael's Magic Train by Louis Slobodkin
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      5. How the Automobile Learned to Run by M. Ilin
      6. The Big Fire by Elizabeth Olds
      7. Danny and Company 92 by Doris Spiegel
      8. Too Big by Ingri d'Aulaire and Edgar Parin d'Aul...
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      12. Belinda's New Shoes by Winifred Bromhall
      13. The P-Zoo by Elizabeth Hamilton
      14. The Umbrella Man by Emma L. Brock
      15. Burlap by Morgan Dennis
      16. The Christmas Whale by Roger Duvoisin
      17. Ilemka by Lee Kingman
      18. Major and the Kitten by Helen Hoke
      19. The Little Red Hen by Helen Dean Fish
      20. Stuffy by Rowena Laird
      21. Russian Fairy Tales by Norbert Guterman
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      25. Jungle Boy by Lysle Carveth
      26. The Plain Princess by Phyllis McGinley
      27. Stuart Little by E.B. White
      28. This Way to Christmas by Ruth Sawyer
      29. The Wizard and His Magic Powers by Alfred S. Campbell
      30. The Mitchells by Hilda Van Stockum
      31. Sibby Botherbox by Mabel Leigh Hunt
      32. Rainbow's End by Berta Hader and Elmer Hader
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      37. Fish Hook Island Mystery by Wendell Farmer
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      47. Snow Over Bethlehem by Katherine Milhous
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      The Saturday Review
      , November 10, 1945, pp. 48-82 - PDF
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      (8 Reviews)
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      2. The Christmas Whale by Roger Duvoisin
      3. Bhimsa, the Dancing Bear by Christine Weston
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      5. Rock Crystal: A Christmas Tale by Adalbert Stifter
      6. The Plain Princess by Phyllis McGinley
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      The Saturday Review
      , December 8, 1945, pp. 38-43 - PDF
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      8. Rock Crystal: A Christmas Tale by Adalbert Stifter
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      The Saturday Review
      , December 11, 1965, pp. 44-46 - PDF
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      (Review)
      Rock Crystal: A Christmas Tale, by Adalbert Stifter
      1. Rock Crystal: A Christmas Tale by Adalbert Stifter
      The Saturday Review
      , November 3, 1945, p. 11 - PDF