[from the back cover] "Whoever said it's better to give than to receive was wrong! Megan was so excited when she went to the auction. But she got really mad after finding out she'd spent all her money on an ugly old cup. Luckily for Megan, her grandmother, Nannie, always makes her feel better. And Nannie has a great idea! Why doesn't Megan make the cup a special Christmas cup? All she has to do is put all her extra money into it. Then, when Christmas comes, Megan can give a secret present to a very special person. Now the only problem is who will it be?" Eight-year-old Megan and her grandmother turn a worthless old cup to good use by saving money in it to buy a gift for a special person at Christmas.
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