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A Football for Mrs. Goldman

Story Stats

Rating: 4
Grade Level: 3, 4, 5
Page count: 5
Categories: Jewish, Kindness

Author

Betty
Hickey

Appeared in

Cricket Magazine Vol 17, Num 8, April 1990

Story Summary

When Betsy realizes that her neighbor, Mrs. Goldman, has no one to give her presents, Betsy decides to give her what she says she wants most, a football. After Betsy gives Mrs. Goldman the football, she discovers that it was really a fruit bowl that sounded like football in Mrs. Goldman's broken English. None-the-less, the football sat in a place of honor as Mrs. Goldman's most beloved possession.