Do you know what relationship Zillertal has with Christmas? Or how American children came up with the name Santa Claus? What is the original name of the poem The Night Before Christmas?
If you want to know the answers to these questions, no matter how old you are, you should read A Christmas Dictionary!
A children’s alphabet book with rich, beautiful, color illustrations, this volume defines the various aspects of the Christmas holiday, such as angels, elves, fruitcake, and carols. It also discusses the Bible, Advent, the Nativity, and the Virgin Mary, thus covering both the secular and the religious parts of the season.
Several words are given for each letter of the alphabet so that children can learn about a wide variety of Christmas traditions, history, and folklore. They will treasure this trove of holiday information, with its lovely illustrations, for years to come.
A pronunciation guide is included at the end of the book.
About the Author
Beverly Barras Vidrine is a Louisiana native who resides in Lafayette. She holds a bachelor of arts degree in elementary education from the University of Southwestern Louisiana and has taught elementary school. She is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators and the Writers’ Guild of Acadiana. She has written the story “At the Mardi Gras Parade,” published in U.S. Kids, and the book A Mardi Gras Dictionary, also published by Pelican.
About the Illustrator
Patrick Soper is an award-winning free-lance illustrator who has done work for major publications and publishers. He is a member of the prestigious Society of Illustrators, based in New York City. He resides in Lafayette, Louisiana. He has also illustrated The Night Thief, Mardi Gras in the Country, and Cajun Folktales for Pelican.
A CHRISTMAS DICTIONARY
By Beverly Barras Vidrine
Illustrated by Patrick Soper
JUVENILE FICTION / Holidays & Celebrations / Christmas & Advent
32 pp. 8 1/2 x 11
30 Color illustrations Pronunciation Guide
ISBN: 9781565542525 hc