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A calendar of festivals

by Gilchrist, Cherry.

Format: Print Book 1998
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Penn Hills Library Juvenile Oversize j q 394.26 GIL
Location  Penn Hills Library
Collection  Juvenile Oversize
Call Number  j q 394.26 GIL
This compelling collection takes us back through story & legend to the origins of many festivals celebrated throughout the world. It even traces some of the stories that are connected to them. Each festival comprises its own chapter with a historical introduction. Information source notes at the end of the book provide even more intriguing facts. Young readers will discover how a brave young girl saves her people from the wicked Haman in the Jewish tale, "The Story of Ester". In the magical tale from the West Indies, youngsters will follow the Warau clan as they embark on a journey through a hole in the clouds. This cross-cultural collection includes stories from the Russian New Year, the Indian Festival of Holi, the Moon Festival of China, and, of course, Christmas. To order call 718-260-8946; fax toll free 888-346-9138; e-mail; or write to Barefoot Books, 41 Schermerhorn St., Suite 145, Brooklyn, New York 11201.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Ages 8^-12. Bright greeting-card colors and patterned borders set the tone for this compendium of celebrations that covers the year from Jewish Purim in early March to the Russian Frost King/Snow Maiden in December. "How Krishna Stole the Butter" and the life of the Buddha lead into the Chinese and Japanese legend "The Oxherd and the Weaving Maiden" and the changeling Halloween tale from the west of Ireland. The tales are lively in the retelling, although they hold no sense of the sacred. The text is straightforward--the Christian Christmas story comes straight from the New Testament Gospels--and a fair number of sentences seem to end in a breathless exclamation point. Useful for looking at the many ways cultures seek to find an answer to why things are the way they are and for tracing the universal human impulse toward celebration. Sources appended. --GraceAnne A. DeCandido"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Festivals -- Juvenile literature.
Holidays -- Juvenile literature.
Holidays -- Folklore.
Publisher Kingswood, Bristol, U.K. :Barefoot Books,1998
Language English
Description 80 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (page 80).
ISBN 190122368X
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