Reviews for Celebrate Christmas : With Carols, Presents, and Peace

Horn Book Guide Reviews 2008 Spring
Heiligman's writing evokes respect for religious traditions while making them accessible to children. Her use of the inclusive "we" will encourage readers to embrace their own traditions or imagine themselves in less familiar ones. Festive photographs from around the world reinforce the unifying effect of the holidays. Additional facts, a recipe, a map, and a one-page essay about the holidays are appended. Reading list, websites. Glos. [Review covers these Holidays around the World titles: Celebrate Christmas and Celebrate Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur.] Copyright 2008 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

Publishers Weekly Reviews 2007 October #4
Celebrate Christmas: With Carols, Presents, and Peace by Deborah Heiligman is the latest addition to National Geographic's Holidays Around the World series. Photographs depict a Christmas Eve mass in Nepal, a Three Kings Day visit by a wise man to a young Spanish girl in a hospital and celebrations from Hawaii to New Jersey. Heiligman's text traces the holiday's history from the decision to celebrate it near the winter solstice to modern recipes and crafts kids can use today. (National Geographic, $15.95 32p ages 6-9 ISBN 9781-4263-0122-3; Oct.) Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.

School Library Journal Reviews 2007 October

Gr 2-4 -Brief text accompanies captivating and colorful photographs that demonstrate customs around the world. The use of bonfires and candles, Nativity plays, Advent wreaths, winter solstice, Three Kings Day, and Yule logs are among the topics touched upon. A map shows where each photo was taken. A solid addition.-Madeline J. Bryant, Los Angeles Public Library

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