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Christmas Around the World

Christmas Around the World

by Mary D. Lankford, Karen M. Dugan
     
 

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Ethiopian fringed umbrellas; star-shaped Filipino parol lanterns;candlelit Swedish St. Lucia crowns-Mary Lankford bringstogether Christmas traditions from twelve different lands,like decorations on a splendid tree.

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Ethiopian fringed umbrellas; star-shaped Filipino parol lanterns;candlelit Swedish St. Lucia crowns-Mary Lankford bringstogether Christmas traditions from twelve different lands,like decorations on a splendid tree.

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Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
Readers visit twelve countries and learn about the Christmas customs in each. Ranging from Australia, where the weather is very hot at Christmas, to the freezing cold in Sweden, kids will be fascinated with the differences and similarities in these celebrations. In addition to the illustrations, the book also contains sections on Christmas crafts, facts and fiction about the holiday, a pronunciation guide, Christmas sayings, a bibliography, and an index.
Children's Literature - Beverly Kobrin
Mary K. Langford's look at how Christmas is celebrated around the world will intrigue youngsters with its blend of history, geography and tradition. Each narrative is paired with Karen Dugan's colorful illustrations, and all are preceded by a Christmas chronology. Directions for simple Christmas crafts, a pronunciation guide for foreign terms, bibliography, and complete index are included.
Lauren Peterson
The companion volume to "Hopscotch around the World" (1992) looks at the rich diversity of Christmas traditions found in 12 distinctly different cultures. A small amount of pertinent background information serves as an introduction to each entry, but the majority of the text discusses the special ways each culture celebrates the holiday. The book's attractive layout effectively uses repetition of color and theme, with each double-page spread of text and art surrounded by a decorative border. In addition to an extensive bibliography, the book features a small selection of craft activities (with step-by-step instructions and diagrams), a helpful pronunciation guide, and an interesting selection of Christmas superstitions. Useful for homes or schools wanting a multicultural perspective of the holiday season.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780688121679
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
10/28/1995
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 11.24(h) x 0.38(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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Meet the Author

Mary D. Lankford is the former director of library services for the Texas Education Agency and has received many awards, among them the Texas Library Association Distinguished Service Award. The author of informational books for children, including Christmas USA, Christmas Around the World, and Jacks Around the World, she travels across the country conducting workshops on libraries and children's literature. She lives in Austin, Texas.

Karen Dugan received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Parsons School of Design. Her artwork has been called "warm" (ALA Booklist) and "vibrant" (The Horn Book) and has appeared in publications such as Cricket magazine. Books she has illustrated include Mr. Tuggle's Troubles and Mary D. Lankford's Christmas USA. She lives in North Attleboro, Massachusetts.

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