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The twelve topsy-turvy, very messy days of Christmas / James Patterson and Tad Safran.


It's mid-December and for the fifth year, at the Sullivans' lonely brownstone in Harlem, stockings go un-stuffed, tinsel un-strewn, gifts un-bought, mistletoe un-hung, chestnuts un-roasted, carols un-played, cookies un-cooked and a tree un-visible. But this year, a mysterious someone is sending gifts to widower Henry Sullivan and his two children, Will and Ella. These gifts are... strange. Noisy. And there's no returning them. First, a small beaked and feathered face pokes its head out from between the branches of a pear tree. Within days, the brownstone is full of boisterous animals and house guests all demanding their attention. To the Sullivans, everything about these twelve long, hard, topsy-turvy, very messy days of Christmas are impossible. And impossible may be just the gift their family needs.

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  • ISBN: 9780316405904
  • Physical Description: 276 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition: October 2022.
  • Publisher: New York ; Little Brown and Company, 2022.
Subject: Holidays > Fiction.
Families > Fiction.
Gifts > Fiction.
Bereavement > Fiction
Entertaining > Fiction
Harlem (New York, N.Y.) > Fiction
Genre: Christmas fiction.
Domestic fiction.

Available copies

  • 3 of 12 copies available at Consortium of Ohio Libraries. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Galion Library.


  • 7 current holds with 12 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Galion Library FIC PATT (Text) 35920505771186 Adult Fiction Checked out 12/05/2022

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