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The Family Read-aloud Holiday Treasury Hardcover – Jan. 1 1991

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From Publishers Weekly

Though at first glance the cover price on this 154-page book seems a bit steep, a quick perusal of the table of contents reveals that the expense is justified. Low has pulled together a richly diverse sampling of poems, short stories, folktales and book excerpts--all celebrating holidays of varying renown, from Thanksgiving to Earth Day, from Canada Day to Christmas. Kids will recognize some of Brown's art, including the typically high-spirited portrayals of his well-loved, bespectacled aardvark from the Arthur books. His illustrations,which are stylishly integrated with the text, convey the distinct mood of each holiday, from the apprehensiveness surrounding the first day of school to the good cheer emanating from a family's dinner table on the first night of Hanukkah. Langston Hughes, Jack Prelutsky, Eleanor Farjeon, Beverly Cleary and Russell Hoban are among the contributors to this exuberant collection, which proves that 'tis the season for celebration--at any point during the year. All ages.
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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Grade 1-4-- With over 60 poems, songs, and story excerpts, this compilation celebrates 30 of our best known holidays along with other less sanctioned reasons for joy such as friendship and summer vacation. The book opens with three exuberant poems "Celebrating Me" and then moves to New Year's Day and on through the year with each successive holiday. There is good variety to the collection, ranging from Jean Fritz's "George Washington's Breakfast" to selections by John Ciardi, Nikki Giovanni, Beverly Cleary, and Laura Ingalls Wilder. Great care has been taken to maintain cultural diversity. Using pastels and watercolor, Brown's distinctive cartoons bring life, humor, and energy to every page, whether the selection is an old favorite or a new acquaintance. The book concludes with condensed historical insights into each holiday. With the same charm as The Family Read-Aloud Christmas Treasury (Joy Street/Little, 1989) but with a wider scope, this book is bound to circulate heavily for both specific use and general pleasure. --Martha Topol, Interlochen Public Library, MI
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Joy st Books (Jan. 1 1991)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0316533688
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0316533683
  • Item weight ‏ : ‎ 816 g
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 20.96 x 1.91 x 29.21 cm
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5.0 out of 5 stars excellent resource for holiday readings
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