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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (184 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Patricia MacLachlan Narrator: Aya Cash Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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All year long Lily and Liam look forward to Christmas on their grandparents' farm. It's always the perfect trip -- walking to the lilac library, trimming the tree, giving gifts. But this year, thanks to a white cow alone in the meadow, things will be different. This Christmas, Lily and Liam will find out the meaning of a true gift.

From one of our most beloved authors comes a brand-new holiday classic that rings in the season by celebrating the joys of family, community, and true giving.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Sweetly engaging…A poignant story with a classic feel.” 

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Newbery Medalist MacLachlan tells a contemporary story about a brother and sister who react with compassion to a patient white cow who is all alone in their grandparents’ meadow. Aya Cash’s gentle voice pulls listeners into this engaging tale of the kids’ efforts to hook the cow up with a bovine companion.” 


  • “The simple, elegant prose tells a warm family story with a classic holiday theme.

    School Library Journal

  • “MacLachlan uses her typical taciturn style featuring dialogue and minimal description to convey the intense feelings of the sensitive little boy trying to accomplish a seemingly impossible task.” 

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Pam | 2/12/2014

    " I love Patricia MacLachlan's writing and I love Christmas stories. This one is a little gem. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kathy E. | 2/7/2014

    " Reading this with Meg and Emma for our Holiday Book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jespera | 2/4/2014

    " One of those short, sweet holiday stories by one of my favorite authors. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jennifer | 1/31/2014

    " This was a really cute story about a white cow who needed a friend. "

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