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Christmas Around the World
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Christmas Around the World

by Mary D. Lankford, Karen Dugan (Illustrator), Irene Norman (Illustrator)
 

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A holiday celebration of diversity!

From Ethiopian fringed umbrellas and star-shaped Filipino parol lanterns to candlelit Swedish St. Lucia crowns, Christmas Around the World brings together Christmas traditions from twelve different lands, like decorations on a splendid tree.

"A visually attractive and thoughtful presentation for those

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A holiday celebration of diversity!

From Ethiopian fringed umbrellas and star-shaped Filipino parol lanterns to candlelit Swedish St. Lucia crowns, Christmas Around the World brings together Christmas traditions from twelve different lands, like decorations on a splendid tree.

"A visually attractive and thoughtful presentation for those seasonal school assignments," praised School Library Journal. Includes a section on craft ideas, a pronunciation guide, a page of Christmas sayings, and two pages of Fact and Fiction.

Author Mary Lankford was the director of library services for the Texas Education Agency and received many awards, among them the Texas Library Association Distinguished Service Award. 

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780688163235
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
10/28/1998
Pages:
48
Sales rank:
135,762
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.00(d)
Lexile:
NC1130L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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Meet the Author

Mary D. Lankford was the director of library services for the Texas Education Agency and received many awards, among them the Texas Library Association Distinguished Service Award. Her informational books for children include Christmas USA, Christmas Around the World, and Jacks Around the World.

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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