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Holly, reindeer, and colored lights : the story of the Christmas symbols / by Edna Barth ; illustrated by Ursula Arndt.

Barth, Edna. (Author). Arndt, Ursula, (illustrator.).

Available copies

  • 8 of 8 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

Current holds

0 current holds with 8 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Brazil PL - Brazil JUVENILE 394.258 B (Text) 38160000525798 Youth Services, Non-Fiction Juvenile Available -
Dublin PL - Dublin J 394.26 BAR (Text) 76892000001244 juvenile non-fiction Available -
New Castle-Henry County PL - Main J394.26 BART (Text) 39231030006338 Children's Holiday Collection Available -
Perry Co PL - Bookmobile BJ 394 BAR (Text) 70621000527240 BKM-Holidays Available -
Perry Co PL - Tell City Main Library J 394.2 BAR (Text) 70621000204210 Juvenile - Non-Fiction Available -
Pike Co PL - Petersburg Main Library j394.268 BART (Text) 38653030702247 Juvenile Non-Fiction Available -
Shoals PL - Shoals J 394.2 BAR (Text) 70512000009462 Non-Fiction, Youth Available -
Winchester Comm. PL - Winchester J394.2 BAR (Text) 76682000049218 Children's Holiday Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0618067868
  • ISBN: 0618067884 (pbk.)
  • Physical Description: 96 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Clarion Books, [2000]

Content descriptions

General Note: Originally published: New York : Seabury Press, c1971.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (page 95) and index.
Summary, etc.: Examines the origins of Christmas symbols--trees, ornaments, Yule logs, Santa Claus, cards, Christmas colors, and many other holiday observances.
Traces the origins of our favorite holiday customs and symbols, many of which antedate the first Christmas. Each of our holidays has its own familiar traditions: Trick-or-treating on Halloween, eating turkey on Thanksgiving, waiting for Santa Claus on Christmas, exchanging cards on Valentine's Day. But where do these customs come from, when did they begin, and why do we continue to observe them? In the engaging blend of careful research and lively prose that has earned her books a lasting place on the holiday bookshelf, Edna Barth explores the multicultural origins and evolution of the familiar and not-so-familiar symbols and legends associated with our favorite holidays. Full of fascinating historical details and little-known stories, these books are both informative and engaging. Festively illustrated by Ursula Arndt, this volume includes an annotated list of holiday stories and poems, activities, and an index.
Target Audience Note: 980 Lexile.
Subject: Christmas > Juvenile literature.

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