December 25 is a day of peace and festivity, the culmination of a season of worldwide goodwill. Carol singers give voice to the joyful spirit, trees are decorated, and gifts are exchanged between families and friends. Around the world, children await gift-bearers of diffrerent names: Pere Noel in France, Santa Claus in America, La Befana in Italy, and the Three Kings of Hispanic cultures.
With first-person narrative, informative back matter, and evocative photography, Celebrate Christmas is a rich historical and cultural resource for children.
Deborah Heiligman is the award-winning author of 19 children's books. She specializes in simplifying complex subjects for young people, particularly in the areas of science and social studies. She has also written other books for National Geographic including High Hopes and Babies. Learn more about the author at www.deborahheiligman.com.