Christmas Around the World

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Christmas Around the World 

Paperback – October 19, 1998

Introduces the symbols and traditions of Christmas in other countries, describing such items as the fringed umbrellas of the Ethiopians, the parol lanterns of the Philippines, the prune people of Germany, and the posada processions of Mexico. Reprint.

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. 

From the Back Cover

About the Author


Product details

  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: 3 - 7
  • Paperback: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Collins (October 19, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0688163238
  • ISBN-13: 978-0688163235
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces