S is for Star: A Christmas Alphabet
by Cynthia Furlong Reynolds
The Christmas story and the origin of many holiday traditions are thoroughly detailed in the text of S is for Star: A Christmas Alphabet. The first Christmas cards were printed and sold in the United States by a German immigrant in 1874. Long ago, eating pie was believed to bring good luck, and during the holidays they were baked in an oblong shape to look like a manger. The message of Christmas is a message to all the world and is beautifully conveyed and illustrated in S is for Star. Our tradition of gift-giving is based on the Wise Men's visit to Baby Jesus. Nearly every country has its own gift-giving traditions. In Great Britain, children eagerly await Father Christmas. In France, he is called Pere Noël. In Italy, Befana brings presents, and German and Austrian children wait for a visit from the Christkindl. Celebrate these and many other traditions of the holiday season with S is for Star: A Christmas Alphabet.
- Dewey: 394.2663
- Graphics: Full-color illustrations
- Hardcover (9781585360642): 40 pages, 11 (w) x 10 (h), © 2002, 09/04/2001 OP
- Paperback (9781585362479): 40 pages, 11 (w) x 10 (h), © 2005, 09/30/2004
- PDF (9781627535946): 40 pages, © 2014, 09/01/2013
- Hosted ebook (9781627536288): 40 pages, © 2014, 09/01/2013
- Subject: Language Arts
- JUVENILE NONFICTION / Concepts / Alphabet (JNF013010)
- JUVENILE NONFICTION / Holidays & Celebrations / Christmas & Advent (JNF026010)
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Author: Cynthia Furlong Reynolds
Cynthia is an award-winning journalist. Her byline has appeared in newspapers, magazines and books. She first launched her quest for intriguing words and lilting rhymes when she wrote L is for Lobster: A Maine Alphabet and S is for Star: A Christmas Alphabet. Cynthia and her husband Mark have three children, Chip, Ben and Elizabeth.
Illustrator: Pam Carroll
Born and raised in Southern California, Pam Carroll embraces the traditional focus of realism and pictorial illusionism. Her style of painting has been greatly influenced by the early Dutch Masters and the American Realists from the Second School of Philadelphia. She has illustrated A is for America: An American Alphabet; One Nation: America by the Numbers; S is for Star: A Christmas Alphabet; and G is for Golden: A California Alphabet. She lives with her husband in Carmel, California, where she paints daily, and is an active member of the Carmel Art Association.