Christmas Around The WorldBy
Travel around the world to explore the many different way that people celebrate Christmas in 12 different countries and cultures. Visited in this book are Australia, Canada, Ethiopia, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Guatemala, Italy, Mexico, the Philipines, Sweden and the state of Alaska in the USA.
Beautifully organized, this book has a page of well-written information and a wonderful, colorful illustration for each entry. A “Christmas Chronology” helps you trace the background of the celebration throughout important dates in history and a section at the end of the book includes unique and unusual Christmas crafts such as Filipino style Christmas stars, an easy advent calendar and Christmas poppers and cornucopias.
Think you know all about Christmas? Pick up this book and you’ll surely make some new and wonderful discoveries about the celebration of this beloved holiday
Suggested Reading Level – Grades 2 – 5
A holiday celebration of diversity!
From Ethiopian fringed umbrellas and star-shaped Filipino parol lanterns to candlelit Swedish St. Lucia crowns, Christmas Around the World brings together Christmas traditions from twelve different lands, like decorations on a splendid tree.
"A visually attractive and thoughtful presentation for those seasonal school assignments," praised School Library Journal. Includes a section on craft ideas, a pronunciation guide, a page of Christmas sayings, and two pages of Fact and Fiction.
Author Mary Lankford was the director of library services for the Texas Education Agency and received many awards, among them the Texas Library Association Distinguished Service Award.