Richly evocative of native Huron culture and mythology, and penned by the patron saint of Canada, Father Jean de Br—beuf, The Huron Carol is a classic lyric that puts a distinctly North American spin on the well known Nativity story. Nominated for the Governor General's Award for children's illustration, Tyrrell's images fuse these lyrics with elements of native life and landscape to create an elegant and evocative rendition of the carol.
With delicate attention to detail, earthy tones and a mystical feel, each panel of Tyrrell's art work gives children a window into the life of a bygone era; from the birch bark of the trees, to the long houses of the village and the layered leathers of the Huron dress.
First sung in the Huron language for one hundred years, then translated into French and finally English, The Huron Carol has been a part of Canadian holiday celebrations for generations. Now, Frances Tyrrell gives today's children, and their parents, a chance to experience this tradition for themselves.
“Frances Tyrrell's elegant and entrancing art takes us back in time and into the lives of Native Americans.” “Bookloons.com
"The Huron Carol is quite amazing with its large print, wonderful illustrations and exquisite wording. “Sarah's Stars
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