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By Kenn Nesbitt, Mike Gordon, Linda Knaus. 2001
Laugh your way through the holiday season! Kenn Nesbitt and Linda Knaus will light up your holiday celebration with this… book of cheerful Christmas poetry. Nesbitt and Knaus teamed up to create 20 charming poems capturing all the things that could go wrong during the Christmas season, including hunting for a mall parking spot on the day after Thanksgiving, Santa getting stuck in the chimney, eating unusual foods at a potluck Christmas dinner, and more.With delightful illustrations by Mike and Carl Gordon, this collection is sure to bring extra cheer to young and old this holiday season!
By Jackie French Koller. 1999
By Sheila Olivia Ryan. 2009
'An addictive summer read' Closer - 4* Three newly-wed couples. Three honeymoons. One hotel. And the ultimate question: will true… love really conquer all?Hotel Angelo, Croatia. Offers temptingly romantic views, unexpected exes and some serious doubts after 'I Do' Gemma and Andy Collins are childhood sweethearts and madly in love. Gemma is determined to have the perfect honeymoon after their perfect wedding - except that nothing seems to be going to plan. Soon she discovers that they are not the only honeymooners at the hotel, nor the only ones with a secret lying between them . . .Jo and Mark Weston, a young couple who should have stars in their eyes, seem oddly subdued - and strangely matched, while older couple Ruby and Harold Dimmock are finally free to enjoy their lives together, but guilty consciences cast a shadow on their golden years. Over their holiday, all three couples will discover that an immediate post-wedding happy-ever-after is not always guaranteed, but also that true love is worth fighting for . . .Praise for Sheila Norton (writing as Olivia Ryan): 'Like a good cappuccino, there's more to this book than just an enjoyable, witty read' Katie Fforde'This is a delightful novel that many women will relate to' Woman's Weekly Fiction Special
By Elisabeth Waldmeier, Susan Tuttle Laube. 2002
The Galungan festival in Bali marks the victory of dharma (order) over adharma(disorder). It is celebrated by the Balinese Hindus,… who believe that duringthese ten days of prayers, offerings, and feasting, their revered ancestors return to their former homes to be welcomed and entertained. Using this entrancing setting, Swiss illustrator and painter Elisabeth Waldmeier relates the exhilarating festival of the fun-loving Balinesc people through the eyes of a former child dancer, Sadri, who descends to his previous home to participate in the annual rapturous village celebrations. A delightful story accompanying enchanting and detailed illustrations, this book will captivate both children and adults alike.
By Robert Sullivan, Glenn Wolff. 2010
Children have believed the legend forever: On one evening each year a jolly old elf and eight reindeer fly all… night long to deliver gifts around the world. The fact is, solid evidence abounds. Robert Sullivan, a senior editor at Life magazine, diligently gathered documentation from scientists, historians, zoologists, and Arctic explorers to prove that Santa is not just a myth. First, the reindeer: Do they really fly? "We used to think it was just extended leaping," says Tony Vecchio, director of the Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence, Rhode Island. "But recent evidence has confirmed that it is true flight." And Santa Claus? "He's just as real as the gifts he brings," reports Will Steger, the famed Arctic explorer. The gorgeous illustrations, convincing photos, and charming text make this book a special holiday gift.
By Marie Hall Ets, Aurora Labastida. 1959
El cuento de la emoción de una niña mexicana al acercarse la Navidad, desde su publicación original en 1960 y… ganador la medulla Caldecott, ha sido disfrutada por generaciones de jóvenes lectores. Ceci no puede contener su alegría de poder participar, este año por privera vez, en las posadas, una de las fiestas navideñas tradicionales que se celebra en México por el correr de nueve días. Este año le toca a ella encabezar la procesión de velas que representa el viaje de María y José a Belén. Mamá la lleva al viejo mercado para elegir su propia piñata. Ceci queda deslumbrada con la colorida gama de opciones, y después de haber elegido su favorita, tiene dudas sobre el destino de su piñata una vez que la posada se lleve a cabo. <P><P> Con ilustraciones evocadoras de la época navideña, este libro se ha convertido en un clásico internacional. “El niño más pequeño, será totalmente transportado por esta historia”, comentó The Atlantic, y lectores de toda eda quedarán encantados del punto de vista de una niña de la cultura mexicana.