Cobweb Christmas

The Tradition of Tinsel

by Shirley Climo

On Sale: 10/02/2001

Cobweb Christmas

The Tradition of Tinsel

by Shirley Climo

illustrated by Jane Manning

On Sale: 10/02/2001

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About the Book

This beautiful picture book about the warmth and wonder of Christmas and the origin of tinsel on trees will leave children enchanted with the magical possibilities of the season.

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.

“A charming story.” Publishers Weekly

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....

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“A charming story.” - Publishers Weekly

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780060290337
  • ISBN 10: 0060290331
  • Imprint: HarperCollins
  • On Sale: 10/02/2001
  • Pages: 32
  • List Price:21.99 CAD
  • Ages: 4 to 8
  • BISAC1 : JUVENILE FICTION / Holidays & Celebrations / Christmas & Advent
  • BISAC2 : JUVENILE FICTION / Fairy Tales & Folklore / General
  • BISAC3 : JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Insects, Spiders, etc.

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