Candy Canes in Bethlehem

Candy Canes in Bethlehem

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ISBN-13: 9780819816061
Publisher: Pauline Books & Media
Publication date: 05/01/2012
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 11.80(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

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Candy Canes In Bethlehem 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
WildMaggie on LibraryThing 10 months ago
Eddy wants to help his church decorate for Christmas. But he can¿t find a job that he¿s big enough for and that¿s big enough for him. Until his Pastor puts him in charge of the manger scene. But in addition to the traditional figures from the Biblical story in Bethlehem, he uses figures and symbols suggested by other children and his own imagination, even candy canes.This slim book for mid-level readers or to read aloud to younger kids, introduces Christmas traditions and symbols from a variety of cultures. So, a white kangaroo (to pull Santa¿s sleigh down under), a Native American elder (a wise man of his people), paper cranes (for a long and happy life in Japan), a piñata (for Christmas treats in Mexico), and others join the Christ child, Mary, and Joseph in the stable. Eddy also adds his own non-traditional elements and even explains to the Pastor why they all belong. Simple attractive color illustrations enhance the straight-forward storytelling. This book is written from the white, middle-American, Protestant tradition. For similar Christian families who want to share Christmas traditions beyond their own cultural heritage, it offers a nice introduction. For families from other Christian traditions and for non-Christians, this book¿s very narrow viewpoint may be uncomfortably limited.
ranson_larry on LibraryThing 10 months ago
I found this book to be a good read for the young reader and enjoyed it quite well myself. This fictional story teaches that there is more than one-way to celebrate Christmas and that no particular way is the "right way." It also shows the reader that we have to think outside of the box sometimes to find true meaning of things.
crazyoaks More than 1 year ago
Candy Canes in Bethlehem is the simple story of young Eddie, as he wants to help in some special way with the Christmas decorations at church. He finds as he puts the nativity up that around the world there are many different traditions for celebrating Christmas. There are many interesting traditions and countries for discussion in the book and a website at the end of the book that has web interactions. One problem with the book is that it begins in a church and that limits its use to perhaps home schools, private schools, or parents. Public school teachers might be able to use parts of the book and read what specific children say about traditions in other countries as they study holiday traditions. Each page has lots of text so it is an informational picture book. The illustrations match the text and are well done. This is a good book for a study of winter holidays and traditions in other countries.
Black_N_Gold_Larry_R More than 1 year ago
I found this book to be a good read for the young reader and enjoyed it quite well myself. This fictional story teaches that there is more than one-way to celebrate Christmas and that no particular way is the "right way." It also shows the reader that we have to think outside of the box sometimes to find true meaning of things.