Friday, December 13, 2013

12 Days of Christmas Giveaway-a-Day: Day 2 Joy to the World

One of my favorite things to do is to sit down this time of year and share Christmas stories with my family.  So today's prize is a gently used copy of Joy to the World: A Family Christmas Treasury.  This is definitely a book you can't judge by it's cover.  The stuffy medieval thing it's got going doesn't really work very well.  But inside are some great stories, recipes, and songs all perfect for Christmas.  What else can I say?

To enter, use the Rafflecopter widget below (sometimes it takes a bit to load!).  Open to US only for this one (it's a heavy book).

Good luck to those who enter!

About the Book: 
"CHRISTMAS "A spiritual time. A time for family warmth and closeness. A time for reflection, sharing, and celebration."

"Joy to the World" A Family Christmas Treasury, compiled by Ann Keay Beneduce, with sumptuous and inspiring artwork by the incomparable Gennady Spirin, evokes all the moods of this important and widely celebrated holiday.

Organized around the familiar symbols of Christmas -- the star, the manger, the gift givers, and the tree -- and with a final section focusing on Christmas all around the world, there is something here for every member of the family. Each section begins with a fascinating introduction about the symbol itself, followed by biblical passages, carols, poems, stories, and brief plays, by authors as varied as Beatrix Potter, Langston Hughes, Christina Rossetti, Clement C. Moore, and Truman Capote. The selections -- some familiar, some less well known -- touch on both the spiritual and the secular aspects of Christmas, all woven together with Gennady Spirin's delicate borders and resplendent illustrations. Here is a treasury that will be savored year after year, a rich collection to be shared with little ones, read on its own by older readers, and placed on the piano while everyone gathers to sing "The First Noel," "Silent Night," and "Joy to the World."

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1 comment:

Karis Mahnke said...

Merry Christmas eve! Do you have any Christmas traditions?