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by Helen Cann,Cherry Gilchrist

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ISBN:
190122368X
Author:
Helen Cann,Cherry Gilchrist
Category:
Fairy Tales Folk Tales & Myths
Language:
English
Publisher:
Barefoot Books; First Edition edition (September 1, 1998)
Pages:
80 pages
EPUB book:
1180 kb
FB2 book:
1715 kb
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1304 kb
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Rating:
4.4
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294


A Calendar of Festivals Paperback – Illustrated, 23 Apr 1999. Cherry Gilchrist (Author), Helen Cann (Illustrator).

A Calendar of Festivals Paperback – Illustrated, 23 Apr 1999. by. Cherry Gilchrist (Author).

Cherry Gilchrist, Helen Cann

Cherry Gilchrist, Helen Cann. Did you know that when you go trick-or-treating on Hallowe'en you are taking part in an ancient Celtic festival? Or that the old May Day customs were really magical ceremonies to help the earth be fruitful? This compelling collection takes us back to the origins of many festivals that are celebrated throughout the world and traces some of the stories that are connected to them, including stories from the Jewish Festival of Purim, the Russian New Year, the Indian festival of Holi, and of course, Christmas

A Calendar of Festivals book. Cherry Gilchrist is a lover of all things ancient and mysterious.

A Calendar of Festivals book. She has written books on alchemy, mythology, family history and personal relationships. Her latest book, The Circle of Nine relates nine feminine archetypes to everyday lives of women. Cherry has also run a vint Cherry Gilchrist is a lover of all things ancient and mysterious.

Cherry Gilchrist (Author). Helen Cann (Illustrator). About Cherry Gilchrist (Author) : Cherry Gilchrist is a published author of children's books

Cherry Gilchrist (Author). Calendar of Festivals Turtleback Books Distributed by Demco Media, Turtleback, 2000. Calendar of Festivals Rebound by Sagebrush, School & Library Binding, 2000. A Calendar of Festivals Barefoot Books, Paperback, 2000. About Cherry Gilchrist (Author) : Cherry Gilchrist is a published author of children's books. more View Cherry Gilchrist's profile.

Gilchrist, Cherry; Cann, Helen, 1969- illustrator. Holidays (non religious), Social Science - Customs, Traditions, Anthropology, Holidays, Children: Grades 2-3, Juvenile Fiction, Children's Books/Ages 9-12 Nonfiction, Juvenile literature, Holidays & Celebrations - General, Tales, Festivals, Folklore. A collection of folktales for festivals of different religions and cultures, including Hindu, Jewish, Celtic, Buddhist, Caribbean, and Russian. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. This compelling collection takes readers back through story. Cherry has also run a Cherry Gilchrist is a lover of all things ancient and mysterious.

A Calendar of Festivals. By Helen Cann, Cherry Gilchrist. This book describes the background of important holidays and festivals all over the world. It tells the stories that are the source of most festivals, placing the festivals in historic and cultural frameworks. This is an excellent book for expanding knowle. Other Books You Might Like. A calendar of festivals. by Gilchrist, Cherry. With A Calendar of Festivals, Cherry Gilchrist introduces some of the stories and traditions that lie behind popular festivals from around the world. A calendar of festivals, retold by Cherry Gilchrist ; illustrated by Helen Cann. Gilchrist, Cherry author. Publication Information. Kingswood, Bristol, . Barefoot Books, 1998. 80 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm. Summary. A collection of tales and stories recalling the origins of many festivals that are celebrated throughout the world.

Within the pages of A Calendar Of Festivals, children are invited to celebrate the festivals of the world and explore the wonder .

Within the pages of A Calendar Of Festivals, children are invited to celebrate the festivals of the world and explore the wonder and rich cultural traditions of people spanning the four corners of the earth.

An anthology of stories traces the origins of the festivals of different cultures, including the Celtic roots of Halloween, the many Christmas customs adopted from the Romans, and stories of the Russian New Year and Moon Festival of China.
  • Virn
Only about 8 festivals are included in this book, both major (Christmas) and minor (Tanabata from Japan) lumped together. Corresponding stories are quite long, sometimes stilted and oftentimes violent, and don't always pair well with their festivals. For example, the Indian festival of Holi appears with a story about Krishna, a Hindu god who has no involvement in the festival of Holi. This book is best for older children (10 and up, I'd say) with a strong interest in a particular festival. If you're looking for a comprehensive book of world festivals, buy Children Just Like Me: Celebrations! - it's the undisputed monarch in this category.

The illustrations are by far the best thing about this book. They're unequivocally gorgeous. Now that I've bought it, I think the best use for this book might be to take it apart and frame a few of the two-page spreads.
  • Kulabandis
This is a wonderful book with a story for each festival. There are 8 stories and a short description of how each festival is celebrated, and it's history. It is a multicultural-multi-religion book, including Purim (Jewish), Holi (Hindu), Vesak (Buddhist), Tanabata (Japanese), Halloween (Celtic), Christmas (Christian), Kwanzaa (Carribean) and New Year (Russian). Obviously this book isn't meant to be the "last word" on any of these festivals, but to give a bit more background to festivals you might celebrate, and increase knowledge of those you don't. There are full color pictures and edgings done in the style of the country involved for each story. Although the reading level is listed at 8-12, children much younger will be happy to sit and listen. My 5 yo loves it, and I expect many children as young as 4 will enjoy it.
  • Pameala
... this is a great book for kids who are doing a project on different kind of festivities or to sit down and talk about cultural things with your kids, however this isn't really an interesting read for the average reader.
  • lifestyle
i was excited about the title of this book as both a parent and a montessori directress...until i realized there was no mention of muslim festivals or holidays. how does one write a book like this and ignore the religion of ...what is it? one fourth of the world's population?