Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Lighthouse Christmas {Tuesday's Treasures}

One of my favourite things when my children were very little was to collect a new book each Christmas for us to enjoy.  Well the days of little children and new books is quickly fading in our home and a new season is around the corner.  This however has not diminished my love of beautifully illustrated books for Christmas.

Lighthouse Christmas

  • Author: Toni Buzzeo
  • Format Hardback | 32 pages
  • Dimensions 218.44 x 269.24 x 10.16mm | 317.51g
  • Publication date 13 Oct 2011
  • Publisher Dial Books
  • Publication City/Country New York, NY, United States
  • Language English
  • Illustrations colour illustrations
  • Illustrated by: Nancy Carpenter
  • ISBN10 0803730535
  • ISBN13 9780803730533
Will Santa find them now that they are living in this far away spot just off the coast of Maine?  How will they have Christmas when they still haven't received their groceries?  These are the questions facing Peter and Frances as they face a new future with their Dad in the lighthouse.  As a storm rages they are faced with a choice which ultimately teaches them that the most important part of Christmas is... you'll have to read it to find out.

This book is beautifully illustrated and thoughtfully written.  In the author's note we discovered that this story was inspired by the Flying Santa which has been in operation since 1929. We found out some really interesting things on their site.


Tuesday, 14 November 2017

The Man Who Invented Christmas {Tuesday's Treasures}

One of the very first stories I remember from my childhood other than the Nativity is A Christmas Carol. I found this must have book at our local library.  It's one of the most interesting books I have read in a long time.

The Man Who Invented Christmas : How Charles Dickens's a Christmas Carol Rescued His Career and Revived Our Holiday Spirits*

  • Author: Les Standifordbr 
  • Format Paperback | 241 pages
  • Dimensions 137.16 x 190.5 x 22.86mm | 317.51g
  • Publication date 25 Oct 2011
  • Publisher BROADWAY BOOKS
  • Publication City/Country New York, NY, United States
  • Language English
  • ISBN10 0307405796
  • ISBN13 9780307405791
 This is one of those books that you don't forget in a hurry.  It's living history and human interest in one beautiful book. This books was hard to put down.  It's full of wonderful, insightful and well researched information. Having always known Christmas as it is today I was surprised to learn what Christmas was like back in the Victorian era and how much this influenced Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol. If you love Christmas and Charles Dickens then this is definitely a must read for you.

In this small but remarkable book, Les Standiford offers readers a gift for all seasons. Carefully researched and written in a stately, lucid prose, this book will be cherished by those who love Dickens, enjoy Christmas, or ponder the endless mysteries of human behavior.- --Roland Merullo, author of American Savior
I hope you will enjoy this treasure as much as I have.

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Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Silent Night & Other Christmas Carols

I love this time of the year and I love beautiful books just as much.  That is why I just had to share this beautiful treasure I found at the local library. Silent Night & Other Christmas Carols includes a CD with carols and beautiful pop up inserts on every page.  It's beautifully illustrated and is the sort of book you can spend hours looking over.

Silent Night and Other Christmas Carols
  • Format Hardback | 18 pages
  • Dimensions 240 x 298 x 19mm | 692g
  • Publication date 01 Oct 2010
  • Publisher The Five Mile Press Pty Ltd
  • Publication City/Country Ferntree Gully, VIC, Australia
  • Language English
  • Illustrations note chiefly col. Illustrations
  • Illustrated by Lee Krutop
  • ISBN10 1741785847
  • ISBN13 9781741785845
Christmas Carols contained:
  • The First Noel
  • O Come, All Ye Faithful
  • Silent Night
  • Deck the Halls
  • Away in a Manger
  • Good King Wenceslas
  • O Christmas Tree
  • Joy to the World!
I hope your family will be as blessed by this book as we have been

Love and Blessings

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