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category: Children's Nonfiction
published: Oct 2018
publisher: Orca Book Publishers


From Solstice to Santa

by Nikki Tate & Dani Tate-Stratton

tagged: christmas & advent, other, non-religious, folklore & mythology

Christmas is a popular holiday celebrated by people all over the world. This informative and engaging exploration of Christmas is aimed at the middle grades but will entertain readers of a much wider age range. Learn about the games played, foods eaten, music played and favorite ways of decorating in different parts of the world. With lots of fun facts (about everything from frumenty to the jolly old man in red himself) and recipes, there's plenty in this beautifully illustrated volume to satisfy anyone with an interest in the festive season.

About the Authors
Nikki Tate is the author of more than 30 books, most of which are for children and teens. Her Footprints title, Deep Roots: How Trees Sustain Our Planet, received several award nominations and was named by the New York Public Library as one of 2016’s Best 100 Books for Kids. She lives in Canmore, Alberta.

Dani Tate-Stratton lives with her husband in Victoria, British Columbia, but is always plotting her next trip. When she isn’t exploring other cities, she is a graphic designer, writer, compulsive crafter and devoted dog mom.
Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
9 to 12
4 to 7
Reading age:
9 to 12
  • Commended, CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens
Editorial Reviews

"Fun-filled, with fascinating facts that will appeal to young readers."

— Booklist

“An informative history of the Christian holiday…The narrative is well illustrated.”

— The Horn Book Online

"The conversational tone is as delightful and jovial as Santa Claus himself…[A] survey of the holiday in a pretty package, made a bit more special with its personal touches."

— Kirkus Reviews

"A delightful stocking stuffer for any Christmas lover."

— Rocky Mountain Outlook

“With personal anecdotes, this is a complete guide to a multiplicity of customs behind Christmas celebrations.”

— The International Educator

"A very personal feel. The design is particularly pleasing…[and] adds to the festive feelings suited to the season…One cannot stop reading snippets aloud with the comment 'Did you know this?'"

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