Bird's Christmas Carol


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Author: Kate Douglas Wiggin


Illustrator: Phyllis Bray

WIGGIN, Kate Douglas. The Birds' Christmas Carol: Dramatic Version. In collaboration with Helen Ingersol. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1914. 12mo, xviii 104pp. Blue half-leather stamped in gilt on spine with light blue boards stamped in red and dark blue. A clean bright copy, with rubbing and bumping at board edges, and bearing previous owner's bookplate affixed to front fixed endpaper. Signed by the author, Kate Douglas Wiggin.

First Edition. The story of the angelic Carol Bird, a young girl who spreads mirth to everyone around her. Born on Christmas, Carol tragically falls ill when she is five years old. This theatrical version of the author's 1887 novel follows her heartwarming plan to hold a majestic Christmas celebration for the neighboring Ruggles family.