CHRISTINA KATERINA AND THE GREAT BEAR TRAIN by Patricia Lee Gauch
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CHRISTINA KATERINA AND THE GREAT BEAR TRAIN

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The third book about the endearingly self-possessed Christina, who now constructs a train of boxes and string for her many toy bears (she liked them ""most after sugar on toast, and before her mother and father"") and takes it on a neighborhood excursion--while her parents bring home her new sister. It's an eventful trip--boys throw tomatoes at them, and they get a little lost--that's warmly concluded with a hug from Dad and a new bear for the baby. An affectionate look at a small but indomitable person getting through a difficult moment in her own uniquely constructive manner. Gauch's wry, understated humor is charming; Primavera's sturdily realistic pictures subtly deepen understanding of Christina's mixed emotions. A cheerful, wholesome addition to the new-sibling shelf.

Pub Date: Sept. 27th, 1990
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Putnam