Christmas: From Solstice to Santa

Christmas: From Solstice to Santa


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Christmas is a popular holiday celebrated by people all over the world. This informative and engaging exploration of Christmas is aimed at the middle grades but will entertain readers of a much wider age range. Learn about the games played, foods eaten, music played and favorite ways of decorating in different parts of the world. With lots of fun facts (about everything from frumenty to the jolly old man in red himself) and recipes, there's plenty in this beautifully illustrated volume to satisfy anyone with an interest in the festive season.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781459813557
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Publication date: 10/09/2018
Series: Orca Origins Series , #6
Pages: 80
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.56(d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Nikki Tate is the author of more than 30 books, most of which are for children and teens. Her Footprints title, Deep Roots: How Trees Sustain Our Planet, received several award nominations and was named by the New York Public Library as one of 2016’s Best 100 Books for Kids. She lives in Canmore, Alberta.

Dani Tate-Stratton lives with her husband in Victoria, British Columbia, but is always plotting her next trip. When she isn’t exploring other cities, she is a graphic designer, writer, compulsive crafter and devoted dog mom.

Table of Contents


Chapter One: Season of Darkness, Season of Light
  • Early Midwinter Celebrations
  • Time to Feast
  • Yule Logs and the Yule Goat
  • Ancient Rome
  • Ancient Greece
  • Flying Chariots
  • Early Christianity
  • The Story of the Nativity
  • The Spread of Christianity
  • The Puritans
  • Christmas Carols
  • Saint Nicholas
  • Christmas Bounces Back
Chapter Two: The Beginnings of Modern Christmas
  • Saint Nicholas, Meet Santa Claus!
  • Rich and Poor
  • Modern Christmas Music
  • Christmas Trees
  • Gift Giving
  • Let's Shop! (or Not)
Chapter Three: Celebrations around the World
  • Light
  • Feasting
  • Gifts (or Who Brought Those Presents Anyway?
  • Fun and Games
A final word from the authors

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