Christmas Day in the Morning By Pearl S. Buck

To begin the holiday season ESL-Voices has added a wonderful new story to our Classic Short Story Library. This little known short story is by Pearl S. Buck entitled ‘Christmas Day in the Morning’. As always there is a full lesson plan and  Answer Key. See below. Enjoy!

Pearl Sydenstricker Buck [June 26, 1892 – March 6, 1973]Pearl Sydenstricker Buck (June 26, 1892 – March 6, 1973), was an American writer and novelist. She is best known for The Good Earth which was the best-selling novel in the United States in 1931 and 1932 and won the Pulitzer Prize in 1932.

Christmas Day in the Morning  [by Pearl S. Buck] is as gorgeous as the day it celebrates. And unlike so many other presents, the real gift isn’t the book itself, it’s the simple, pure message. If you give anything this year, give love.” ~Jason F. Wright, New York Times best-selling author of ‘Christmas Jars’ 

“In this adaptation of “Christmas Day in the Morning” Rob looks back on his boyhood and remembers giving an unusual gift of self, a gift that filled him with Christmas joy. Now, fifty years later, Rob realizes he can still give a gift from his heart.” 


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