Baseball Bats For Christmas
by Michael Kusugak
illustrated by Vladyana Krykorka
In 1955, Rocky Parsons, the bush pilot, drops off a bunch of Christmas trees in Repulse Bay much to the delight of the kids who have never before seen a tree. What do you do with a bunch of splidly trees, the purposes of which arenot immediately apparent? With a little ingenuity, you can have so much fun.
Never having seen trees, the children in Repulse Bay decide that the funny things delivered to them one year for Christmas must actually be for making baseball bats.
Ruth Schwartz Award Finalist
Greatest Canadian Books of the Century List, Vancouver Public Library
100 Best Books List, Toronto Public Library
100 Best Canadian Kids’ Books, Today’s Parent Magazine
“Kusugak’s first-person narration is warm, energetic, and wonderfully humorous. The story sprawls out anecdotally
… a stand-out season winner.”
—Quill & Quire
Reading level: Ages 4-8
Paperback: 24 pages