People don’t usually question holiday traditions or their origins, but maybe they should. Over centuries, explanations of how and why holidays exist may have been lost or changed.
Some holiday histories might only be known by a few individuals. Ancient magic spells could have influenced how we celebrate today. Fairies, zombies, or demons may have shaped our holidays.
Consider the following…
Why do people give red roses and cards on Valentine's Day?
Is there more to the story of Purim than is traditionally told?
Why do people wear green on St. Patrick's Day?
What happens to spirits that are captured during the Japanese Doll Festival?
Where does Santa get his helpers?
You may think you know the truth, but you can’t be too sure.
This anthology includes short stories by the following authors: Daniel A. Cohen, Owen Dean, L.M. Graham, Kate Kaynak, Kimberley Long-Ewing, Maria Martinez, Emma Michaels, DK Mok, Meredith Morgenstern, Dave Porteous, Jessica Porteous, Jennifer Allis Provost, Candace Sams, Kendra L. Saunders, Rich Storrs, Keshia Swaim, Trisha J. Wooldridge, and Nicole Zoltack.
|Publisher:||Spencer Hill Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)|
|Age Range:||8 - 15 Years|
About the Author
Rich Storrs has been a singer, a drummer, a camp counselor, an outdoor education instructor, and a classroom teacher, in addition to being a book editor for Spencer Hill Press. He enjoys cooking, trivia, and finding ways to use the word "rutabega" in conversation. Rich lives with his wife, his son, and a very fluffy black cat. Follow him on Twitter (@RichStorrsSHP) to hear about his latest adventures in editing and writing.
Jessica Porteous currently works as an editor and writer for Spencer Hill Press and volunteers at a local school where, among other thing, she writes and manages grant proposals. Much of her previous academic and professional career has been in combining early childhood/elementary education with research in human-computer interaction. In her free time, Jessica enjoys exploring new places with her family, quilting, and drinking herbal tea.