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Atlantic Canada Holiday Books 2014
Maritime Christmas Treasury

Maritime Christmas Treasury

Stories, Songs, and Poems to Celebrate the Season
contributions by Various
edition:Hardcover

A collection of best-loved Maritime Christmas stories in one beautiful book for children. From the hilarious Gadzooks the Christmas Goose to the heartwarming A Christmas Dollhouse, each carefully selected story highlights another aspect of the Christmas season. Love, family, the natural world, and yes, even Christmas presents, are all celebrated in this gorgeous treasury.

Interspersed with the stories are classic poems and Christmas carols (including Bruce Nunn’s Bluenose version of “Twelve D …

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The Littlest Christmas Kettle

The Littlest Christmas Kettle

edition:Hardcover

Readers of all ages will enjoy this delightful Christmas tale of Anna and her mission to find a purpose for Sallie, the littlest Christmas kettle. Bright and colorful illustrations will engage readers as they follow the story of a community coming together to find ways to raise money and bring joy to those less fortunate during the Christmas season.

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Mary Morrison's Cape Breton Christmas

Mary Morrison's Cape Breton Christmas

edition:Hardcover
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The Halifax Chronicle-Herald calls award-winning comedian Bette MacDonald “a superlative actress, a polished ad libber…making the audience howl with delight by a lift of her eyebrows,  a shift of elbow or a single word.”

For years, Bette has delighted audiences with her irreverent and lovable Cape Breton character Mary Morrison. Now Mary is here to entertain readers with her stories and memories of the Christmas season. Mary Morrison’s Cape Breton Christmas is a treasury of all things hol …

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Sleigh Tracks in New Snow

Sleigh Tracks in New Snow

Maritime Christmas Stories
edition:Paperback

“The morning was damp and we were feeling Christmas in the air, seeing and smelling it in the trees, as our feet crunched across new snow to where a wire fence stood between our fields and the railway tracks.  It was there we saw a fir tree standing, more beautiful than any I can remember.  Its limbs were full, well shaped and scented, and it stood proud and tall as though waiting for us.” 

Sleigh Tracks in New Snowis a collection of Christmas stories set mostly in rural New Brunswick – pri …

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Any Mummers ’Lowed In?

Any Mummers ’Lowed In?

Christmas Mummering Traditions in Newfoundland and Labrador
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook

As the Twelve Days of Christmas roll around each year in Newfoundland and Labrador, you might see oddly padded figures with humps on their backs, shoes on the wrong feet, their auntie’s bra on the outside of their clothes, with faces hidden behind masks or bits of old lace. These characters trudge from door to door or make surprise appearances at parties, seniors’ homes, or workplaces. Once inside, they dance and sing and have a drink or two while people try to guess just who is behind all t …

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The Finest Tree

The Finest Tree

and other Christmas Stories from Atlantic Canada
edition:Paperback

Celebrate the holiday season with over twenty tales—true and make-believe—of Atlantic Canadian Christmases, past and present.

Edited by Dan Soucoup (A Short History of Halifax), The Finest Tree showcases memories, traditions, and stories from all four Atlantic provinces. PEI’s L. M. Montgomery brings Christmas to a group of train-bound strangers, while Gary L. Saunders turns to Christmastime to escape September writers’ block in Newfoundland; Beatrice MacNeil details her magical journey t …

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