Inspired by true events, this tween age chapter book is a fictional account of a Depression era Christmas. The thirteen year old heroine and her five brothers were enjoying all the fun of life on the farm when their father lost part of his hand in a farming accident. Learn how Elizabeth helps turn what should have been a present-less Christmas into the most memorable one she would ever have. The book illustrates the way of life before the age of TV and the Internet. It was a time when catching frogs and making forts in the barn's hay loft were the best entertainments around. They also played jump rope with their pet lamb. It is a heart warming holiday story about another time and about how life was lived on a share cropping farm in the Midwest during the worst economic downturn the world's economy has known. Survival wasn't a guarantee at all. But this family made it through together and had a very Merry Christmas after all.