O Christmas Tree: Its History and Holiday Traditions

O Christmas Tree: Its History and Holiday Traditions


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Explore the roots of the modern Christmas tree!

When did people really start putting up Christmas trees—and why? From ancient Egyptian and Roman winter solstice customs to the eleventh-century European miracle plays and sixteenth-century New Year's customs that gave us decorated trees full of candlelight, Jacqueline Farmer walks through the histories and cultures that combined to produce the current-day practice of the Christmas tree. Beautiful illustrations capture the magic and festivity of the holiday season. Includes information about how these special evergreens are grown and harvested. Back matter includes fun facts and a list of further reading.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781580892391
Publisher: Charlesbridge
Publication date: 07/28/2010
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 376,309
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile: AD980L (what's this?)
Age Range: 5 - 8 Years

About the Author

Jaqueline Farmer is the author of APPLES, PUMPKINS, VALENTINE BE MINE, among other books for young readers. She lives in Greensboro, North Carolina.

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