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Written for young people, this beautifully illistrated book takes a look at the meanings and traditions surrounding Easter. She introduces readers to people from cultures around the globe as they celebrate this festive holiday with their own special customs. Part of National Geographic's Holidays Around the World series, this book is for children in grades one to four. Includes a note in the back of the book written by Reverend George Handzo with a more detailed explanation of the religious aspects of the holiday that will be useful for parents and teachers.
The joyous celebration of Easter is seen through a global perspective in this National Geographic volume featuring over 25 vibrant photographs. Witness the holiest day on the Christian calendar as it is celebrated throughout the world: from the famous Easter Egg Roll at the White House to the traditional bonfires throughout Europe, to colorful customs, to the universally popular dying of eggshells worldwide.
The first-person narrative leads young readers through the origins and traditions of this springtime festival of rebirth and hope. Reverend George Handzo gives parents and teachers a historical and cultural background in his informative note.
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The award-winning author of 15 books for children, DEBORAH HEILIGMAN has written three books for National Geographic: Honeybees; Babies: All You Need To Know; and High Hopes: A Photobiography of John F. Kennedy. Her best-known and bestselling book outside NGS is From Caterpillar to Butterfly (HarperCollins, 1996). Deborah specializes in writing about complex subjects for young people, particularly in the areas of science and social studies. She is equally at home writing for early readers and middle grade students. Her experience as a religious studies major at Brown University has been put to good use in working on this series. Deborah lives in New York City with her husband, author Jonathan Weiner, her sons Aaron and Benjamin, and her cat, Peanut Butter.
From the Trade Paperback edition.