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Holidays Around the World: Celebrate Easter: with Colored Eggs, Flowers, and Prayer Hardcover – February 13, 2007


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  • Age Range: 6 - 9 years
  • Grade Level: 1 - 4
  • Series: Holidays Around the World
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: National Geographic Children's Books (February 13, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1426300204
  • ISBN-13: 978-1426300202
  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 0.3 x 10.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #192,888 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Easter is a time when Christians celebrate "the Resurrection of Jesus Christ." People around the world have their own way of celebrating this sacred event. Preparations for this holiday start six weeks before with the observation of Lent. During this time many people have to think of something to give up, something that they like or enjoyed doing. Perhaps you will give up candy or playing with video games. It is a solemn time for reflection on the last days of Jesus, not for enjoying ourselves.

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.
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By rmk104 on June 8, 2014
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Love this set of books. I am trying to collect them all for my classroom. A bit long to read to kindergarteners, but great info and pics!
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Deborah Heiligman is the author of close to 30 books for children and teens. Her most recent books are THE BOY WHO LOVED MATH: THE IMPROBABLE LIFE OF PAUL ERDOS and SNOW DOG, GO DOG. CHARLES AND EMMA: The Darwins' Leap of Faith was a National Book Award Finalist, A Printz Honor, the YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction winner, and a finalist for the LA Times Book Prize. INTENTIONS, a YA novel, is an exploration of betrayal, love, faith, and the time in a kid's life when the black and white of childhood becomes the gray of adulthood. It's got religion, sex, drugs, and rock 'n roll. Also, it's funny. It was the recipient of the Sydney Taylor Award for Teen Readers.


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Deborah lives in New York City with her husband. Her sons drop by frequently. She and her husband have a Cairn terrier named Ketzie.

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