S is for Star: A Christmas Alphabet

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Sleeping Bear Press, 2001 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 40 pages
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The Christmas story and the origin of many holiday traditions are thoroughly detailed in the text of "S is for Star: A Christmas Alphabet." The first Christmas cards were printed and sold in the United States by a German immigrant in 1874. Long ago, eating pie was believed to bring good luck, and during the holidays they were baked in an oblong shape to look like a manger.

The message of Christmas is a message to all the world and is beautifully conveyed and illustrated in "S is for Star." Our tradition of gift-giving is based on the Wise Men's visit to Baby Jesus. Nearly every country has its own gift-giving traditions. In Great Britain, children eagerly await Father Christmas. In France, he is called Pere Noe l. In Italy, Befana brings presents, and German and Austrian children wait for a visit from the Christkindl.

Celebrate these and many other traditions of the holiday season with "S is for Star: A Christmas Alphabet."

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Reynolds is an award winning journalist.

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