Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 5 to 8
- Grade: k to 3
This well-loved storybook has been reissued with enhanced reproduction and many newly created illustrations just in time for a warm Christmas read under a cozy quilt by the light of a flickering fire.
Ten-year-old Lucy is a pioneer girl in the Upper Canada of 1800. Her imagination fired by the schoolmaster’s stories of Christmas memories, Lucy sets about making a special Yuletide gift — something her frail mother will be able to remember and cherish forever. But even with the unwelcome help of her little brother, Dan, making one hundred handmade candles to light on Christmas night is a daunting task. Limited supplies and resources make the job that much harder, but in the end it is Lucy’s own bossiness that nearly causes a disaster. Deeply disappointed in herself, Lucy accepts the sacrifice Dan offers to make, and together the children manage to create the most wonderful of all Christmases.
One Hundred Shining Candles, written by one of Canada’s best writers for children, shows readers of all ages the true joy of giving from the heart. Delicate illustrations throughout perfectly depict this gentle story set against harsh times.
About the authors
Janet Lunn, une auteure très populaire au Canada a remporté le prix du Gouverneur général, catégorie Littérature jeunesse à plusieurs reprises.
JANET LUNN’s children’s books always make award and bestseller lists. She hase been awarded the Writers’ Trust Matt Cohen Award in Celebration of a Writing Life and the Order of Ontario, and she is also a member of the Order of Canada. Lunn’s history of Canada, The Story of Canada, is a must-have reference book for teachers and parents across the country
ALAN DANIEL is a fine artist who has also illustrated a number of children’s picture books for over 20 years. His interior illustrations for children’s books include Aaron’s Hair, Good Families Don’t, as well as non-fiction books such as The Story of Canada and Canadian Pioneers.
Lindsay Grater is a Fitzhenry and Whiteside author.
“. . . a heartwarming Christmas story. . . . [T]he gentle full-color illustrations . . . are as attractive as the . . . text.”
— Kirkus Reviews
Other titles by Janet Lunn
The Big Book of Canada (Updated Edition)
Exploring the Provinces and Territories
The Story of Canada
Le chandail d’Amos
Cher Journal : Le temps des réjouissances
Dix récits de Noël
Dear Canada: A Season for Miracles
Twelve Tales of Christmas
The Hollow Tree
The Root Cellar
Story of Canada
New Revised Edition