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"You'll find old friends here, and maybe a new one from a Dear Canada book you haven't read yet. I hope you'll enjoy letting these wonderful girls, and their challenges and triumphs, into your life once again."
Dear Canada editor, Introduction

A Christmas to Remember: Tales of Comfort and Joy is the twenty-fifth book in Dear Canada. It is an anthology of eleven short stories focusing on different heroines from the series. The book was first published in October 2009.

Like A Season for Miracles, each story focuses on a main character from Dear Canada during the Christmas season.

Book description

"December 24, 1920
There were big boxes filled with presents. Some tinsel too. We towed the boxes on our toboggan, put them on the porch and skedaddled behind some bushes. We waited until a light went on and then we scurried away before the family could come out. I wish we could have waited a couple minutes more, just to see their faces.
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Eleven wonderful stories of memorable Christmases by some of Canada's top children's writers.
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Plot

"Untangling Christmas" by Jean Little

Featuring Fiona Macgregor from If I Die Before I Wake

"An Unexpected Visitor" by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch

Featuring Anya Soloniuk from Prisoners in the Promised Land

"Something That Matters" by Carol Matas

Featuring Devorah Bernstein from Turned Away

"These Three Gifts" by Maxine Trottier

Featuring Geneviève Aubuchon from The Death of My Country

Geneviève Aubuchon attends the funeral of the uncle of her adoptive mother Claire Pastorel in December 1760. In his will, he leaves his panis slave, Pìtku, to Mme Claire. Pìtku does not speak and is only able to communicate via sign language with Chegual. Geneviève begins to worry about Pìtku and wonders whether he is happy living with them. Meanwhile, Andrew, Lt Stewart, Chegual, and Pìtku hole up in Andrew's study during the evenings. On New Years Day, they surprise Geneviève and Mme Claire with a crèche that they have secretly been working on. Pìtku then speaks to Geneviève for the first time, saying "Bonne Année".
"When War Hits Home" by Julie Lawson

Featuring Charlotte Blackburn from No Safe Harbour

"Reading Henry" by Sarah Ellis

Featuring Flora Rutherford from Days of Toil and Tears

"The Daft Days of Christmas" by Julie Lawson

Featuring Jenna Sinclair from Where the River Takes Me

"Shirley Goodness" by Perry Nodelman

Featuring Sally Cohen from Not a Nickel to Spare

"A Time to Rebuild" by Maxine Trottier

Featuring Josephine Bouvier from Blood Upon Our Land

"Like a Stack of Spoons" by Jean Little

Featuring Eliza Bates from Brothers Far From Home

"Singing a Prayer" by Karleen Bradford

Featuring Julia May Jackson from A Desperate Road to Freedom

Characters

Main article: List of A Christmas to Remember characters

Editions

References

See also


v - e - dDear Canada

Orphan at My Door | A Prairie as Wide as the Sea | With Nothing But Our Courage | Footsteps in the Snow
A Ribbon of Shining Steel | Whispers of War | Alone in an Untamed Land | Brothers Far from Home | An Ocean Apart
A Trail of Broken Dreams | Banished from Our Home | Winter of Peril | Turned Away | The Death of My Country
No Safe Harbour | A Rebel's Daughter | A Season for Miracles | If I Die Before I Wake | Not a Nickel to Spare
Prisoners in the Promised Land | Days of Toil and Tears | Where the River Takes Me | Blood Upon Our Land
A Desperate Road to Freedom | A Christmas to Remember | Exiles from the War | To Stand On My Own
Hoping for Home | That Fatal Night | Torn Apart | A Sea of Sorrows | Pieces of the Past | A Country of Our Own
All Fall Down | Flame and Ashes | A Time for Giving | These Are My Words

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