Greenwillow Books Amelia Bedelia: Wraps it Up (Holiday Special Edition )
Greenwillow Books Amelia Bedelia: Wraps it Up (Holiday Special Edition )

Amelia Bedelia: Wraps it Up (Holiday Special Edition )

By Herman Parish


Publication Date: October 13, 2020

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Ages 6 to 10, Grades 1 to 5

Amelia Bedelia is ready to celebrate the holidays! This super holiday edition features a festive foil cover and a keepsake sparkly ornament. Young Amelia Bedelia, her friends, and her family wrap it up while honoring the true spirit of holiday giving.

It’s the holiday season, but Amelia Bedelia doesn’t have enough money to buy presents for anyone. Never one to give up, Amelia Bedelia launches a gift-wrapping business in order to make some extra cash. Wrapping with Amelia Bedelia is far from ordinary, however, and her imaginatively wrapped gifts become popular indeed! A humorous story, plenty of misunderstandings, and a festive foil package make this an ideal gift book for newly independent readers. Illustrated in black-and-white throughout. Includes a sparkly punch-out ornament.

About the Author

Herman Parish was in the fourth grade when his aunt, Peggy Parish, created Amelia Bedelia, the literal-minded housekeeper. Peggy wrote twelve books in the series before she passed away in 1988. She would be delighted that Amelia Bedelia celebrated her 50th birthday in 2013 and is still going strong.The interest of educators and the enthusiasm of young readers prompted Herman to continue the character in 1995 with his first book, Good Driving, Amelia Bedelia. Since then, Herman has added more than thirty books to the series. He has carried on her adventures as a housekeeper in books such as the best-selling Amelia Bedelia, Bookworm, and he has broken new ground in his most recent books portraying Amelia Bedelia as a young girl. She may be little, but she is as literal as ever. There are picture books for the youngest children, including the national bestsellers Amelia Bedelia’s First Day of School and Amelia Bedelia’s First Valentine. Young Amelia Bedelia also appears in I Can Read Level-1 beginning readers and a new series of chapter books, starting with the bestselling Amelia Bedelia Means Business and Amelia Bedelia Lynne Avril is the illustrator of all the books about the young Amelia Bedelia, as well as more than fifty other books for children, including Amazing You, by Dr. Gail Saltz, and If I Ran for President, by Catherine Stier. She grew up in Montana and now makes her home in Arizona. You can visit her online at

Format: Paperback

Length: 160 pages

Publisher: Greenwillow Books

Publication Date: September 15, 2020

ISBN: 9780062962034

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