Fig Pudding

by Ralph Fletcher

Clifford Allyn Abernathy III (just Cliff, for short) is the oldest of six kids in a family that does everything—fighting, laughing, playing, eating, telling stories, and celebrating the holidays—in a big, often outlandish, and sometimes poignant way. 

 

Taking the family from Christmas to Christmas, the chapters of Fig Pudding, narrated by eleven-year-old Cliff, are complete short stories in themselves. Read together, they tell the tale of life in a large, loving family. Besides a fresh look, this edition includes a brand new story.

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN-13/ EAN: 9780544540316
  • ISBN-10: 054454031X
  • Pages: 192
  • Publication Date: 02/16/2016
  • Carton Quantity: 48

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  • About the Book

    Clifford Allyn Abernathy III (just Cliff, for short) is the oldest of six kids in a family that does everything—fighting, laughing, playing, eating, telling stories, and celebrating the holidays—in a big, often outlandish, and sometimes poignant way.

    Taking the family from Christmas to Christmas, the chapters of Fig Pudding, narrated by eleven-year-old Cliff, are complete short stories in themselves—full of quick-paced, hilarious action and the warmth and love of a close-knit family. This new edition includes an original story.

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    “This warm story . . . neatly blends the humor and frustrations of growing up in a large family.”—Publishers Weekly

    “Fletcher captures perfectly the humor, irritations, and sadness of life in a large, close-knit family and makes Cliff a sympathetic and thoughtful narrator, occasionally bewildered by his siblings’ antics but always a completely believable older brother.”—Booklist

    “In a fresh, exuberant voice, eleven-year-old Cliff Abernathy III narrates a rollercoaster year in his family’s life, beginning with Christmas and Grandma’s visit. Chapters are colorful vignettes of celebrations, crises, and day-to-day events.”—School Library Journal

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