Cobweb Christmas: the tradition of tinsel
This beautiful picture book about the warmth and wonder of Christmas and the origin of tinsel on trees will leave children enchanted with the magical possibilities of the season.
Everybody loves Christmas at Tante's. The old lady decorates a wonderful tree and makes certain to have something for all who come to visit, be it the nearby village children or the shy animals of the pine forest.
The only creatures Tante overlooks are the spiders she has swept out of her cottage while cleaning. But the curious spiders want to come inside and see Tante's tree, too. When a midnight visitor lets them into the old lady's home, they unknowingly spin Tante the very gift she has longed for--a gift that has inspired the draping of tinsel on Christmas trees ever since.
"A charming story." --Publishers Weekly
All her life, Tante had heard tales about marvelous happenings on Christmas Eve. Animals might speak aloud. Bees might hum carols, or cocks crow at midnight. Tante wished she could witness a bit of Christmas magic, too....
Level 4.6, 0.5 Points
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|Grouping Title||cobweb christmas the tradition of tinsel|
|Grouping Author||climo shirley|
|Last Grouping Update||2018-05-22 23:05:13PM|
|Last Indexed||2018-09-24 01:05:00AM|
|auth_author2||Manning, Jane, 1960-|
|available_at_school||Harpeth Valley Elementary, Mt. View Elementary, Shwab Elementary, Stratton Elementary, Sylvan Park Elementary|
|detailed_location_school||Harpeth Valley Elementary - Everyone, Mt. View Elementary - Everyone, Shwab Elementary - Everyone, Stratton Elementary - Everyone, Sylvan Park Elementary - Everyone|
|display_description||Long ago in Germany, an old woman cleans her house and decorates her Christmas tree, hoping that this year she will witness some special Christmas Eve magic.|
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|owning_location_school||Harpeth Valley Elementary, Mt. View Elementary, Shwab Elementary, Stratton Elementary, Sylvan Park Elementary|
|record_details||ils:CARL0000515567|Book|Books|1st ed.|English|HarperCollins,|2001.|1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 25 x 27 cm.|
|subject_facet||Christmas -- Fiction, Christmas trees -- Fiction, Germany -- Fiction, Magic -- Fiction, Spider webs -- Fiction|
|title_display||Cobweb Christmas : the tradition of tinsel|
|title_full||Cobweb Christmas : the tradition of tinsel / story by Shirley Climo ; illustrations by Jane Manning|
|title_short||Cobweb Christmas :|
|title_sub||the tradition of tinsel|
|topic_facet||Christmas, Christmas trees, Magic, Spider webs|