Christmas Around the World

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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.

Children sample the symbols, celebrations, and foods that make Christmas so special in 12 richly diverse countries. The lighted parols or star lanterns, of the Philippines, Germany's intriguing prune people, and the posada processions in Mexico that end ...

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Overview

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.

Children sample the symbols, celebrations, and foods that make Christmas so special in 12 richly diverse countries. The lighted parols or star lanterns, of the Philippines, Germany's intriguing prune people, and the posada processions in Mexico that end with a pinata party--all these and more will expand a child's knowledge of how others celebrate this season. Includes a section of craft ideas. Full color.

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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780688163235
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 10/28/1998
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 48
  • Sales rank: 389,634
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.00 (d)

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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