The Spider's Gift

The Spider's Gift

A Ukrainian Christmas Story

Book - 2010
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Katrusya's family cannot afford Christmas, but they cut a small pine tree in the forest, decorate it with buttons, and, when baby spiders hatch in its branches, they especially enjoy the silvery webs that appear.
Publisher: New York : Holiday House, 2010.
ISBN: 9780823417438
Characteristics: [32] p. :,col. ill. ;,29 cm.
Additional Contributors: Krenina, Katya

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Apr 29, 2018

Great story ! After getting a Christmas tree in the forest , the family discovers that spider eggs that were in the pine tree have hatched from the warmth of being in the house . It is full of little baby spiders running to and fro ! The girl begs her Mother to let the spiders stay when her Mom wants to toss the tree out . The family couldn't have imagined that a miracle awaits among the boughs of the tree , to reward them for their kindness of letting the spiders stay . This is a charming Ukrainian Christmas tale of kindness repaid tenfold .

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