O Christmas Tree: It's History And Holiday Traditions

Summary:

As you read this book you’ll learn about where the custom of using fir trees for decorations came from and how the Christmas tradition evolved into what we have today. The author also takes a look at the different types of fir trees and how tree farms operate. You’ll also find lots of interesting facts about Christmas trees and the celebration of Christmas.


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

This is a book equally suited for classroom and home use. The artwork is great and it grabs kids' attention.

Content Awareness Factors:

None.


Young Reader Reaction

The students not only found the book interesting but many of them asked if they could borrow it to share with their brothers and sisters at home.

Adult Reader Reaction

I loved this book, the art work and the interesting facts the author included.

Type of Book:
This is a nonfiction picture book for the Christmas season.
Educational Themes:

There are lots of things to do with this book. You can talk about the different traditions, you can map the countries or contrast/compare customs, or you might recreate a particular tradition in your home. It would be a nice tool for genealogy research if you want to know how your ancestors celebrated Christmas.

Reading Level:
7.0
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
13 and Up
Recommended Age To Read Together:
5 to 9
Age of child:
Read with a fourth-grade class.
Purchase Recommendation:
Buy! Everyone in the family will enjoy sharing it, and you can use it also to inspire a deeper look at various holiday customs.

Title O Christmas Tree: It's History and Holiday Traditions
Author Jacqueline Farmer
Publisher Charlesbridge © 2010
Illustrators Joann Friar
ISBN 9781580892391
Material Hard Cover
Genres Cultures & Tradition, History, Holidays, Religion
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