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The New Man

Story Stats

Rating: 4
Grade Level: 4, 5
Page count: 6



Appeared in

Celebrate, Grades 5-6[Life Signs December 29,1991]

Story Summary

A young man who volunteers at a veteran's shelter is discouraged as Christmas approaches because his family can't afford presents, or even a tree and there's no Christmas spirit at the shelter. That is, until a mysterious, very disheveled "New Man" arrives who teaches everyone, by example, the true meaning of Christmas.