The perfect book for long wintery evenings--not just under the Christmas tree!Why do we decorate Christmas trees? Do all children receive gifts on the same day?
Come find out as Monika Utnik-Strugala captures the smells, tastes, and unforgettable traditions about the most popular, exciting, contemplative, and unqiue Christmas customs and legends from around the world. Find out why celebrate Christmas on December 25th, who invented the first glass ornament, why people build nativity scenes, and more!
A truly international collection of legends and traditions are included in the volume such as - Glögg, Kutia, Lutefisk, Jansson's Temptation, Julskinka, Bûche de Noël, Hallaca, Kourabiedes, Christmas Pudding, Panettone, Christmas carols, talking animals, and The Nutcracker!
With the atmospheric illustrations by Ewa Poklewska-Koziello, this is an ideal companion for the Christmas season.
About the Author
Monika Utnik-Struga studied Romance Studies at the University of Warsaw in Poland and is a lifestyle and design journalist. She made her debut with a children's book about Italian culture. In Italy she likes to spend her free time in her beloved country house.
Ewa Poklewska-Koziello was born and raised in Gdansk, Poland. There she studied architecture. She prefers to paint, especially for children. She illustrated dozens of books and magazines for children