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Story Stats

Rating: 5
Grade Level: 3, 4, 5
Page count: 3
Categories: Christmas, Family



Appeared in

Cricket Magazine Vol 33, Num 4, Dec 2005

Story Summary

When Derek's kid brother finds bunches of mistletoe on the ground in an orchard, he decides to sell them to earn money to buy Derek a much needed guitar case. Little does he know that Derek is the one cutting the mistletoe trying to earn enough money to buy him the wooden recorder he has yearned for. Nicely reminiscent of O. Henry's "The Gift of the Magi."