Review by School Library Journal Review
Gr 4 Up-A valuable resource and companion to the Encyclopedia of Christmas (Omnigraphics, 1999). Featuring alphabetically arranged entries covering everything from "Alleluia" to "Wine," this volume provides more in-depth information than most reference books of this ilk. Articles cover well-known aspects of the religious festivals as well as lesser-known pagan customs and ancient festivals in which some modern traditions have their roots; each one lists suggestions for further reading. Celebrations in 20 countries are covered, much to the relief of every public librarian who has had to answer holiday-around-the-world questions. A comprehensive index, extensive bibliography, and a list of Web sites round out this excellent resource.-Kathleen Kelly MacMillan, Maryland School for the Deaf, Columbia (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
(c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.