Cobweb Christmas: The Tradition of Tinsel

Hardcover | October 2, 2001

byShirley Climo

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All her life, Tante had heard tales about marvelous happenings on Christmas Eve. Animals might speak aloud. Bees might hum carols, or cocks crow at midnight. Tante wished she could witness a bit of Christmas magic, too.

Everybody loves Christmas at Tante's. The old lady decorates a wonderful tree and makes certain to have something for all who come to visit, be it the nearby village children or the shy animals of the pine forest. The only creatures Tante overlooks are the spiders she has swept out of her cottage while cleaning. But the curious spiders want to come inside and see Tante's tree, too. When a midnight visitor lets them into the old lady's home, they unknowingly spin Tante the very gift she has longed for--a gift that has inspired the draping of tinsel on Christmas trees ever since.

This Old World tale about the warmth and wonder of Christmas will leave children enchanted with the magical possibilities of the season.

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All her life, Tante had heard tales about marvelous happenings on Christmas Eve. Animals might speak aloud. Bees might hum carols, or cocks crow at midnight. Tante wished she could witness a bit of Christmas magic, too.Everybody loves Christmas at Tante's. The old lady decorates a wonderful tree and makes certain to have something f...

Shirley Climo's love of folklore began in her childhood and has provided the background for many of her children's books, such as The Korean Cinderella, Magic & Mischief: Tales from Cornwall, A Treasury of Princesses: Princess Tales from Around the World, A Treasury of Mermaids: Mermaid Tales from Around the World, and Someone Saw a Sp...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:32 pages, 9.38 × 10 × 0.33 inPublished:October 2, 2001Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0060290331

ISBN - 13:9780060290337

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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“A delightful retelling of a traditional German folk tale is presented here in a revised, newly illustrated edition. This entertaining explanation of the tradition of putting tinsel on Christmas trees is illustrated in a richly colored decorative art style.” (New Orleans Times-Picayune)