Christmas

 

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    How to Make a Swedish Christmas

    $6.95

    by Helen Ingeborg
    Paperback
    This 32-page revised edition contains directions for common Swedish Christmas crafts, recipes for holiday foods, common phrases, and Christmas songs and traditions. Everything in the books seems easy to follow, and the crafts and recipes utilize common tools and ingredients. Ingeborg explains Swedish traditions such ... ... more

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    Lucia Morning in Sweden

    $8.99

    by Ewa Rydåker
    Paperback
    People in many countries celebrate St. Lucia’s Day on December 13 each year. Originally corresponding with the shortest day of the year, this day has become a festival of light. This book introduces the reader to the Svensson family in Sweden; Sofie, Louise, and Carl. As they prepare for St. Lucia’s day, the reader ... ... more

  • Lucia Child of light

    Lucia, Child of Light

    $14.00

    by Florence Ekstrand  Paperback “The grave itself is but a covered bridge…Leading from light to light, through a brief darkness.”   Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Subtitled The History and Tradition of Sweden’s Lucia Celebration, this book tells about the original legend of this martyr, the celebration in Sweden and among Swedish-Americans, tips for planning the fest, and recipes. ... more

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    Christmas in Minnesota

    $24.95

    Marilyn Ziebarth & Brian Horrigan, editors
    Hardcover
    Christmas in Minnesota evokes memories of holidays past: a communal feast in the 1870s, holiday pageants accompanied by stage-fright, forgiving and reconnecting with relatives, the torture of writing the perfect annual Christmas letter, to a drummer boy in the Civil War who lifts other soldiers' spirits with a ... ... more

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    Christmas on the Great Plains

    $25.00

    Edited by Dorothy Dodge Robbins & Kenneth Robbins
    Hardcover
    An excellent gift for people of many ages, regardless of their locale, that brings together unique geographic, historical, and cultural perspectives and memories about winter’s holiday celebrations and traditions. Reviewers of this book have called it "a thought-provoking and inspiring antidote to the dark and icy ... ... more

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    Keeping Christmas: Yuletide Traditions in Norway and the New Land

    $19.95

    by Kathleen Stokker
    Paperback
    In the last 100 years, Christmas was a warm and regenerative family holiday for many Norwegian-Americans. It was celebrated with family feasts of lutefisk, lefse, rømmegrøt, fattigmann and fruktsuppe. Trees in such homes were decorated with straw ornaments, flags, and heart-shaped baskets.To ensure good luck in the coming year, the hidden nisser in ... ... more

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    Christmas in the Trenches

    $18.95

    by John McCutcheon
    Hardcover with CD
    "And suddenly in two tongues one song filled the night sky." John McCutcheon, nominated for six Grammy Awards, has been called "America's balladeer" and has been described as a cross between either Pete Seeger and Mr. Rogers, or a mixture of Will Rogers and Bruce Springsteen. In addition to kudos ... ... more

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    Christmas on the Farm

    $22.95 $19.95

    by Bob Artley
    Hardcover
    Built in 1877, Bob Artley’s family farm in Hampton, Iowa, was without indoor plumbing and was heated by wood or a coal-burning stove. Yet, the air was filled with love and security, especially during the holiday season. It created a magical childhood that Artley wished every child could experience. Sharing his memories through ... ... more

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    Bob Artley’s Country Christmas

    $9.95 $8.00

    by Bob Artley
    Hardcover
    These are tales of Christmas past as only artist and "former kid" Bob Artley can paint them. With fond reminiscences and nostalgic watercolor cartoons and his characteristic humor and insight, Bob takes us back to holiday life on the farm. Artley takes the reader to a long-ago Christmas ... ... more

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    Christmas Remembered

    $17.99 $14.00

    by Ben Logan
    Hardcover
    "As one of my longtime favorite holiday books, I have recommended this book to Rural Route customers for several years, and started fretting two years ago when I could no longer obtain it." SN
    Two years ago I realized this endearing narrative, which combines the importance of nature and the environment on ... ... more

 

Children’s Christmas Books

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    The Christmas Wish

    $17.99

    by Lori Evert; Photography by Per Breiehagen
    Hardcover
    Be Brave. Be Kind. Believe. These are Anja’s wishes to everyone. This New York Times Bestseller features Anja who sets out to help Santa. Along the way she meets gentle animals wanting to help her. The beautiful photography emphasizes the gorgeous scenery of the Nordic Countries as well ... ... more

  • The Animals’ Santa

    The Animals’ Santa

    $17.99

    by Jan Brett
    Hardcover
    Little Snow, a white bunny, is celebrating his first Christmas and he is full of curiosity, “Who is the animals’ Santa?” Little Snow and his brother, Big Snowshoe, visit the forest to ask the animals if they have ever seen the animals’ Santa. No animal has ever seen him, but he always leaves ... ... more

  • The Mitten

    The Mitten

    $17.99

    by Jan Brett
    Hardcover
    A lovely twentieth anniversary edition has arrived just in time for a second generation to join the millions who already love this book. Brett, one of the most popular illustrators of children’s books, retells and illustrates a Ukrainian folktale that brings the woods animals to life as they find Nicki’s white mitten in the ... ... more

  • TheHat

    The Hat

    $16.99

    by Jan Brett
    Hardcover
    This book, embellished with Nordic scenery and animals so typical of Brett’s style, is about a lovely dilemma for both Lisa and Hedgie the Hedgehog. As winter approaches, Lisa airs out her woolen gear but one of her long red and white stocking blows away. The stocking is found by the animals, and ... ... more

  • homeforholidays

    Home for Christmas

    $17.99

    by Jan Brett
    Hardcover
    Rollo, a playful troll, likes to do whatever he wants, and one day when his parents were asking for help, Rollo did, as usual, whatever he wanted. He ignored his chores and grabbed a backpack and ran away to live with the animals. Through her magnificent drawings, Brett takes Rollo on quite an adventure ... ... more

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    Little Tomte’s Christmas Wish

    $17.95

    by Inkeri Karvonen and Hannu Taina
    Hardcover
    This Finnish Christmas story is about a sweet elf called Little Tomte who is anticipating the holiday season. Snow begin, he sings carols and plans to make special treats. Things just don’t go right for Little Tomte and he felt very lonely. Ah, he gets a wonderful idea and he ... ... more

  • The Wild Christmas Reindeer

    The Wild Christmas Reindeer

    $6.99

    by Jan Brett
    Paperback
    Teeka, who lives in the Arctic near Santa’s Winterfarm, has been asked by Santa to get the reindeer ready to fly. The deer were on the tundra fattening up, and Teeka was little. Could she get them and herd them to the farm? Would she be able to groom them for Santa? Oh ... ... more

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    The Night Before Christmas

    $16.99

    by Clement C. Moore; Illus. by Jan Brett
    Hardcover
    Whose tiny faces are peeking out from Santa's golden sleigh? Yikes! It's two of Santa's elves who are Christmas Eve stowaways. Brett, known for delightful borders that surround pages in her books, Brett has turned this traditional holiday story into a true work of detailed, but fun, ... ... more

  • night_before_by_fujikawa

    The Night Before Christmas

    $9.95

    by Clement C. Moore; illustrated by Gyo Fujikawa
    Hardcover
    The Night Before Christmas is the most enduring and memorable of all secular holiday poems. From the first lovable image of a pink-eared mouse to the final spread of Papa waving goodbye to Santa and his reindeer, soft watercolor illustrations by acclaimed artist Gyo Fujikawa bring ... ... more

  • Ellis Island Xmas

    An Ellis Island Christmas

    $6.99

    by Maxinne Rhea Leighton
    Paperback
    Although this children's book isn't about Scandinavian immigration, the circumstances — the long voyage, fear of the unknown, and reluctance to leave everything familiar — that Krysia, a young Polish girl, goes through are perhaps universal. Two things make this book special: the beautiful and captivating artwork by Dennis Nolan ... ... more

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    Christmas Trolls

    $6.99

    by Jan Brett
    Paperback
    Now affordable as a paperback, this book is worth every penny just for the colorful and magical artwork by popular children's author and illustrator, Jan Brett. As Treva and her family prepare for Christmas, their favorite decorations and the Christmas pudding disappear. Eventually Treva finds the culprits—two trolls who ... ... more

  • Trouble with Trolls

    Trouble with Trolls

    $6.99

    by Jan Brett
    Paperback
    This appealing story is influenced by Scandinavian folklore. The trolls who live on Mt. Baldy really, really want a dog, and Treva — the character in several of Brett's books — has a dog she loves dearly named Tuffi. ... more