The Magic of Christmas

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A book review of The Magic of Christmas: Tales of Heaven and Earth Christmas Tales from Europe by Francoise Lebrun

A book review of The Magic of Christmas: Tales of Heaven and Earth Christmas Tales from Europe by Francoise Lebrun

Stars: ***

Moonlight Publishing (1994)
Children’s Nonfiction
40 pages

The Magic of Christmas

This is a little book with tales of Christmas from around Europe. I grabbed it from the library blindly as I just put books on hold that sounded good. It was okay. Some of the stories were better than others. Most of the stories have a religious bent because they are from long ago when Christmas was all about Christ. This was okay with me, I just thought I should mention it.

The Miracle of the Spider was nice but the tale of the flying stones was weird. It includes death as punishment and that’s not the kind of story I wanted to share with my children. There are only a few stories and two of them I didn’t care for.

The end of the book has a section on where Christmas stories come from and information on Christmas in other lands and times. Also a rites and rituals section and a Christmas presents section. I guess this is good if you are looking for information on Christmas in Europe now and in the past but there was an even amount of information as stories, yet the book is marketed as stories.

Overall I wouldn’t recommend it. But it’s not too bad I guess.

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About Kathleen

I've been a nonfiction lover for as long as I can remember. I love children's nonfiction as well and love to share my knowledge and the books I gained them from, with the world. I wish more people would give nonfiction a chance.

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