Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 4 - 8Grades 4 - 6n/a5.547768
Josie usually keeps to herself, but she comes out of her shell when she and her dog, Clementine, volunteer at the local hospital during the holiday season. Josie loves dressing up in silly costumes, singing carols, and helping to prepare for the big Christmas Festival. That is, until she learns that this year's Festival has been canceled.

Meanwhile, Oscar's parents are fighting more and more--and so is he. He gets into trouble at school, and his punishment? Volunteer hours at the local hospital.

Gabby's life seems perfect. She's stylish, smart, and everyone looks up to her. But Gabby has a secret, one that could ruin everything.

Then, Clementine disappears, Oscar's parents separate, and Gabby's secret is uncovered. Together, can Josie, Oscar, and Gabby find a way to save the holiday, or will this be the worst Christmas ever?

Daphne Benedis-Grab, author of The Angel Tree, has created a heartwarming story that sparkles with humor, light, and Christmas spirit.
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published on August 25, 2015 by Scholastic Press
ISBN-10: 0545839513
ISBN-13: 9780545839518
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  • ekatsaros
    ekatsarosThursday, January 9, 2020 at 4:53 pm44 starsFeatured
    This is one of my books I read on the plane but I didn't count it since i was reading a different book.This book is about this girl named Josie and she usually keeps herself focused on school but it is her favorite time of the season Christmas!!But her fried Oscar's parents are fighting and he hates Christmas so that even makes it worse for him.Gabby on the other hand is like a perfect girl, everyone looks up to her and she keeps a secret. But everyone is keeping a secret from eachother. My connection with this book is that sometimes I keep sad secrets from my friends since I don't want them to be sad. I gave this book a 4 because it was an interesting story and I leared things in it.
    • melovepets
      melovepetsTuesday, February 16, 2016 at 5:21 pm
      This book really shows a lot of Christmas spirit and team work.
      • darcytink1234
        darcytink1234Friday, November 20, 2015 at 6:34 pm
        I WANT TO READ THIS BOOK BECAUSE IT LOOKS GOOD