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A Christmas story

Author: Jean Shepherd
Publisher: New York : Broadway Books, 2003. ©2003
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Ralphie, a nine-year-old boy in 1940s Indiana, dreams of receiving a Red Ryder BB gun for Christmas but encounters resistance at every turn when he makes his wish known.
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Genre/Form: Autobiographical fiction
Humorous fiction
Bildungsromans
Christmas fiction
Christmas stories
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jean Shepherd
ISBN: 9780767916226 0767916220
OCLC Number: 52090921
Notes: The first 4 chapters previously published in In God we trust, all others pay cash (©1966); the 5th story previously published in Wanda Hickey's night of golden memories, and other disasters (©1971).
Description: 131 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Contents: Duel in the snow, or, Red Ryder nails the Cleveland Street Kid --
The Counterfeit Secret Circle member gets the message, or, The asp strikes again --
My old man and the lascivious special award that heralded the birth of pop art --
Grover Dill and the Tasmanian devil --
The grandstand passion play of Delbert and the Bumpus hounds.
Other Titles: In God we trust, all others pay cash.
Christmas story (Motion picture)
Responsibility: Jean Shepherd.
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Ralphie, a nine-year-old boy in 1940s Indiana, dreams of receiving a Red Ryder BB gun for Christmas but encounters resistance at every turn when he makes his wish known.

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