New York : Houghton Mifflin, c1986
69 p.: ill. ; 19 cm.
Born on Christmas Day, Carol is the Bird family’s special Christmas baby. As her tenth birthday approaches, declining health threatens young Carol’s life. Her only wish, however, is to plan a special Christmas celebration for the poor Ruggles children next door. Few characters have embodied the spirit of Christmas more fully than Carol Bird in this bittersweet holiday classic.
Childhood illness—Juvenile fiction