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Wishin' and Hopin': A Christmas Story
Wishin' and Hopin' A Christmas Story
Author: Wally Lamb
It's 1964 and ten-year-old Felix is sure of a few things: the birds and the bees are puzzling, television is magical, and this is one Christmas he'll never forget. — LBJ and Lady Bird are in the White House, Meet the Beatles is on everyone's turntable, and Felix Funicello (distant cousin of the iconic Annette!) is doing his best to na...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780061941009
ISBN-10: 006194100X
Publication Date: 11/1/2009
Pages: 176
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 81 ratings
Publisher: Harper
Book Type: Hardcover
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reviewed Wishin' and Hopin': A Christmas Story on + 57 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 8
I am sorry that I cannot post this book as I read a library copy of it. I had never read anything from this author but had heard good things about him and love to read Christmas stories. This one had me laughing from the start to the finish. The charactors reminded me of the times when I grew up which was fun, but the author has a way of bringing everything together in a fun and inspiring way. You will not find this a traditional Christmas book type read, so do not feel cheated in the beginning, just keep reading. Take a chance on this one and ENJOY!
MSW2b avatar reviewed Wishin' and Hopin': A Christmas Story on
Helpful Score: 3
I absolutely loved this book!! The characters popped off the page and made me laugh throughout the book. Wally Lamb has a unique gift for storytelling that makes his characters so rich and life like. I'm looking forwad to reading it again with my bookclub!
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Helpful Score: 2
Wally Lamb's writing captures the reader's attention through his humorous style of writing. The book had me laughing out loud many times. Madame Marguerite & the Russian classmate's dialogue is quite funny, as well as their characters. Perhaps one of the funniest parts of the book is the performance of the 'tableaux vivants, or the living pictures; the Christmas program. The performance is one filled with theatrics of a special kind.... A great and fun read..
ellybella avatar reviewed Wishin' and Hopin': A Christmas Story on
Helpful Score: 1
What a charming read! Had me laughing out loud!
reviewed Wishin' and Hopin': A Christmas Story on + 8 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
bookclub book, wally lamb is one of my favorite authors, so hands down-- loved it, and if you are catholic hysterical!
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txhockeymom avatar reviewed Wishin' and Hopin': A Christmas Story on + 33 more book reviews
Anyone who experienced parochial school in the 60s, 70s (myself included) will laugh out loud at many events in this book. This was an enjoyable, fun read. I finished it in one day - highly recommend it!
Chocoholic avatar reviewed Wishin' and Hopin': A Christmas Story on + 291 more book reviews
A cute and fun story about Felix Funicello, a 5th grader at a Catholic grade school and his friends and family one fateful holiday season. The characters are larger than life and fairly leap off the page, from the overly strict nun, russian immigrant, and the french-speaking teacher. Great laugh out loud fun!


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