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Harley's Gift

by Beth Pollock

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city & town life, emotions & feelings
list price: $8.95
also available: eBook
published: 2007
imprint: Lorimer
Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
6 to 10
2 to 5
Reading age:
6 to 10
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Harley’s Gift (Streetlights)

Eleven-year-old Harley doesn’t ask for much. After all, her young mother works hard to make ends meet. How can she complain when so many people in their neighbourhood are worse off? But Harley has a secret wish for Mom and Grandma to settle their differences before Christmas.

Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Best Books for Kids & Teens. 2009.

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Eleven-year-old Harley doesn't ask for much. Her young mother works hard to make ends meet, and there are lots of people in their Toronto neighborhood who are harder off. But Harley has a secret wish: for Mom and Grandma to put aside their differences before Christmas. Harley's Gift is a touching holiday story about redefining family and finding peace. [Fry Reading Level - 3.6

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Contributor notes

Like Harley's mother, BETH POLLOCK keeps all of the Christmas tree ornaments that her children have made. She lives in Toronto with her husband and two daughters. Harley's Gift is her first novel.

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Beth Pollock

BETH POLLOCK lives in Toronto, Ontario. She has written three books in the Streetlights series. Her Streetlights novel The Next Step was chosen as a Resource Links Year's Best in 2009 and The Witch of Bloor Street was chosen as a Resource Links Year's Best in 2011.


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