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The Abcs of Christmas - A Look at Holiday Traditions in Canada and Around the World - cover

The Abcs of Christmas - A Look at Holiday Traditions in Canada and Around the World

Mari Malatzy

Publisher: iUniverse

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Christmas is a special holiday, no matter where you live. In an entertaining rhyming book, long-time educator, Mari Malatzy, leads children through holiday symbol interpretations and lively descriptions of Christmas characters like Krampus, Yule lads, La Befana and Nova Scotia mummers—all while teaching little ones about the true meaning of the holiday.

 
Malatzy presents a multicultural focus with Christmas greetings, phrases, places, people, foods, songs, and products from around the world.  Learn about famous Christmas parades, markets, and outdoor events. Children explore Canadian holiday activities and journey to the snow-filled wonderlands of Quebec City, Ottawa and Toronto. Other countries featured include Argentina, Australia, Romania, Spain, England, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Chile, Russia, Germany, Ukraine, Iceland, The Philippines and The United States of America. Parents are encouraged to read a letter every night leading up to Christmas and guide their child in the completion of fun educational follow-ups designed to further imaginations and provide additional learning opportunities.
 
 
The ABCs of Christmas is a rhyming children’s book that looks at holiday traditions and rituals in Canada and around the world.

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