The Ancient Celtic Festivals
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Ancient Celtic Festivals by Clare Walker Leslie
Book DescriptionChildren love holiday celebrations but most don't know whythey wear masks on Halloween or watch for the groundhog on February 2. Now they can discover that many of our modern traditions started with the festivals of the ancient Celts. The Celts were farming people, so their festivals marked the important events of the agricultural year. Imbolc, in very early spring, celebrated the birth of new lambs, while Samhain, in late fall, celebrated the end of the growing season and the beginning of winter. If we look at our modern calendar, we'll find Groundhog Day falling where Imbolc did, Halloween where the Celts celebrated Samhain, and a host of other holiday correspondences. That's because descendants of the Celts were among the first Europeans to settle in the New World, bringing their holiday traditions with them. In a world of electric lights and store-bought foods, The Ancient Celtic Festivalscan help children make the connections to nature that their ancestors did. Whimsically illustrated activity pages invite them to bake a harvest corn bread, stage a spring festival, or warm up the cold depths of winter with hot spiced cider. Teachers, librarians, parents, and children alike will welcome this book as a fun-filled resource.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781594772566
(203mm x 279mm x 5mm)
Imprint: Inner Traditions Bear and Company
Publisher: Inner Traditions Bear and Company
Publish Date: 25-Apr-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Clare Walker Leslie
Curious Nature Guide, Paperback (September 2015)
The Curious Nature Guide invites readers to start at home, using all of their senses to notice the colors, sounds, smells, and textures of the trees, plants, animals, birds, insects, clouds, and other features that can be observed right outside their doorstep, no matter where they live.
Nature Connection, Paperback (August 2010)
Nationally recognized naturalist and artist Leslie presents an interactive workbook chockfull of creative exercises for kids ages 8 to 13. "My Eco-Log" offers dozens of fun things to do during every season: write a poem; make a sketch; tell a story; and more.
Drawn to Nature Through the Journals of Clare Walker Leslie, Paperback (November 2005)
Features a selection of the author's journal pages. This book uses a combination of impressionistic watercolours with pen and pencil drawings, along with the written word, to invite readers to share in the pleasure of nature watching, and to experience the joy of seeing and connecting with nature wherever they live, amidst the whirl of daily life.
Keeping a Nature Journal, Paperback (December 2003)» View all books by Clare Walker Leslie
This volume offers simple techniques to give first-time journal keepers the confidence to go outside, observe the natural world and sketch what they see. It is a companion volume to "Nature Journal".
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Author Biography - Clare Walker Leslie
Clare Walker Leslie is a nationally known naturalist, wildlife artist and educator. She is the author of the popular children's book Nature All Year Long, as well as six books for adults on observing nature and nature drawing. She divides her time between Cambridge, Massachusetts and Granville, Vermont. Frank E. Gerace has studied the Celts in myth and legend for twenty years. He lives in Allston, Massachusetts.
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