Holidays Around the World: Celebrate Easter: With Colored Eggs, Flowers, and Prayer Paperback – 15 Mar 2010
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About the Author
The award-winning author of 15 books for children, DEBORAH HEILIGMAN has written three books for National Geographic: Honeybees; Babies: All You Need To Know; and High Hopes: A Photobiography of John F. Kennedy. Her best-known and bestselling book outside NGS is From Caterpillar to Butterfly (HarperCollins, 1996). Deborah specializes in writing about complex subjects for young people, particularly in the areas of science and social studies. She is equally at home writing for early readers and middle grade students. Her experience as a religious studies major at Brown University has been put to good use in working on this series. Deborah lives in New York City with her husband, author Jonathan Weiner, her sons Aaron and Benjamin, and her cat, Peanut Butter. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
Top Customer Reviews
The book was very interesting seeing how the different cultures celebrate easter also children enjoyed reading it as well
Thanks Georgia Mckinnon
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Just before Lent, many people celebrate before their observation. For example in New Orleans people celebrate with the festival of Mardi Gras on Shrove Tuesday and in Olney, England people have pancake races. In this wonderful book you will learn about Holy Week including Palm Sunday, the "custom of washing other people's feet" on Thursday, Good Friday, the `round the world customs on Easter Eve and the "miracle of Jesus' resurrection" on Easter Sunday. It is a time of joyous celebration. Does your family do anything special on Easter?
This is a very well written, concise account of this very important Christian holiday. The photography and text highlight not only the solemnity of the celebration, but also the joy. The photography, although heavily centered in the United States, does have examples from around the world. In the back of the book there is a glossary, a map indicating where the photographs were taken, an excellent section where more factual information can be found, a recipe for "Franny's Tatales" and additional recommended book and web site resources.
Young readers will enjoy this colorful history of the Easter holiday. Fantastic photography brings readers right into the limelight of celebrations from all around the globe. Readers will see cultures dance in Kona Hawaii, take on an Easter egg hunt at the White House and meet a rabbit in Natchez Mississippi and so much more.
The back of the book has hymns, a glossary, maps and even a recipe for Franny’s Tatales, an Italian Easter cookie.