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Holidays Around the World: Celebrate Easter: With Colored Eggs, Flowers, and Prayer
     

Holidays Around the World: Celebrate Easter: With Colored Eggs, Flowers, and Prayer

by Deborah Heiligman
 

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The joyous celebration of Easter is seen through a global perspective in this National Geographic volume featuring over 25 vibrant photographs. Witness the holiest day on the Christian calendar as it is celebrated throughout the world: from the famous Easter Egg Roll at the White House to the traditional bonfires throughout Europe, to colorful customs, to the

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The joyous celebration of Easter is seen through a global perspective in this National Geographic volume featuring over 25 vibrant photographs. Witness the holiest day on the Christian calendar as it is celebrated throughout the world: from the famous Easter Egg Roll at the White House to the traditional bonfires throughout Europe, to colorful customs, to the universally popular dying of eggshells worldwide.

The first-person narrative leads young readers through the origins and traditions of this springtime festival of rebirth and hope. Reverend George Handzo gives parents and teachers a historical and cultural background in his informative note.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Joyce Rice
Easter is a holiday celebrated sometime in March or April, six weeks after the beginning of Lent. Although Christians celebrate the death and resurrection of Jesus on this holiday, many non-Christians participate in the celebration with colored eggs, baskets filled with bunnies and candy, marking the beginning of Spring and the gathering of family. Even Christians celebrate in different ways around the world; but for all Christians, the week before Easter is a holy week as they remember Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem for the celebration of Passover. In most countries, Christians prepare for the day of Easter by attending church together and joining in prayer together. On Easter, the story is told again of how Jesus’ followers went to his grave on that first morning and found that the tomb was empty and the burial cloth had been left behind. This volume is part of the series “Holidays Around the World,” which also includes ten titles about holidays that are celebrated around the world. This is a positive presentation of the story of Easter. Connections to Lent, the Jewish Passover, and carnivals prior to Lent are included as part of the presentation. Support pages include recipes, songs, hands-on activities and approved websites. Reviewer: Joyce Rice; Ages 6 to 9.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781426306280
Publisher:
National Geographic Society
Publication date:
02/09/2010
Series:
Holidays Around the World Series
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
309,561
Product dimensions:
8.21(w) x 9.94(h) x 0.11(d)
Lexile:
790L (what's this?)
Age Range:
6 - 9 Years

Meet the Author

The award-winning author of 15 books for children, DEBORAH HEILIGMAN has written three books for National Geographic: Honeybees; Babies: All You Need To Know; and High Hopes: A Photobiography of John F. Kennedy. Her best-known and bestselling book outside NGS is From Caterpillar to Butterfly (HarperCollins, 1996). Deborah specializes in writing about complex subjects for young people, particularly in the areas of science and social studies. She is equally at home writing for early readers and middle grade students. Her experience as a religious studies major at Brown University has been put to good use in working on this series. Deborah lives in New York City with her husband, author Jonathan Weiner, her sons Aaron and Benjamin, and her cat, Peanut Butter.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

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