Beloved by readers for her warmly remembered tales of Irish childhood, Taylor now returns to reacquaint us with the joyful glow of a childs Yuletide celebration. She conveys the delight that lies in every detail of the festive season for a young child. Her Irish countryside is like an archetype of everyones ideal Christmas landscape: a world where the season came with holly bundles & real geese to capture for the holiday dinner. Most of all, her storytelling reminds us of the unsentimental, wondrous innocence of youth, where every snow-dusted corner holds a surprise, & the lighting of the Christmas candle marks the commencement of magic. Illus.