"Papp's relentlessly lit spreads are peopled with some of the cleanest, best-fed Pilgrims and Irish immigrants in literature, complementing the highly directive subtitle to a T. The parenthetical 'or else' may be unsaid, but certainly does not go unfelt. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Young Mary, newly arrived with her family from Ireland, has few friends, and her family doesn't have the extra money for a turkey.
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