The Story of Christmas (Trophy Picture Books)

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9780064435123: The Story of Christmas (Trophy Picture Books)

A Time To Celebrate

For Christmas all over the world, Christmas is a special day, full of wonder. And while the story of Jesus' birth is at the heart of the celebration, the traditions surrounding it are varied and diverse.

In this classic text, Barbra Cooney offers readers a retelling of the timeless Christmas story with a beautiful explanation of the origins of many cherished and beloved customs from around the world. With charming illustrations by Loretta Krupinski, and fun holiday activities by the publishyer, this book will be treasured for many Christmases to come.' Cooney begins by conveying the feeling of excitement that surrounds Christmas and then slips easily into examining the holiday' s history. The religious significance of Jesus' birth is first related, followed by explanations of older widwinter celebrations (for example, Yule and Saturnalia) that show the blending of various customs into one special season. . . . There is a lot of information in this little book, including recipes for rolled Christmas cookies and instructions for making a clove-covered orange, and a pinecone bird feeder.' --BL.

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Barbara Cooney is one of the most well-loved authors and illustrators of children's books today.She has won many awards for her books, including the American Book Award and two Caldecott Medals for Illustration.Ms. Cooney lives in Damariscotta, Maine.

Loretta Krupinski is the illustrator of many favorite books for children, including Dear Rebecca, Winter is Here by Jean Craighead George, The Old Ladies Who Liked Cats by Carol Greene, and her own Bluewater Journal: The Voyage of the Sea Tiger.Ms. Krupinski lives in Connecticut.

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