THE CHRISTMAS GRUMP by Joseph Low

THE CHRISTMAS GRUMP

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Sam the mouse is grumpy because there's nothing in Christmas for him--until, after he's scattered the presents and kicked the stockings, Santa (seeing the telltale chew-marks) presents him with a box of goodies and leaves behind a small pink silk coat. Then, of course, Sam turns into Santa's extra helper, righting his wrongs and festooning the presents with ribbon. As lightly and fondly drawn by author Low, Sam's not to be denied his satisfaction, but only someone willing to credit Santa with mysterious ways will accept the custom-packed box waiting for ""Sam"" to be written on it or the still less explicable advent of the mouse-sized silk coat.

Pub Date: Sept. 9th, 1977
Publisher: Atheneum