Harvest Days (World of Celebrations, 3)
Just as we in the United States celebrate the end of harvest with our Thanksgiving celebration, people around the world also celebrate the time the crops are brought in to sustain people throughout the year. This book takes a look at harvest celebrations in twelve other countries around the world, including South Korea, India, Bolivia, Ghana, Barbados, Germany, Spain, and more.
Each lushly illustrated spread features a different celebration, giving just a little information about it, showing the day and how it is celebrated, with a little bit written in rhyming couplets and a small, informational sidebar. There is wonderful back matter, including a timeline showing the different celebrations throughout the year, explaining what the harvest season is and why it is celebrated.
Each different celebration covered in the earlier pages has a half-page write-up telling more about the people that have each celebration, what the traditions are, and other information such as how it came about. These include illustrations showing native dress and something about the celebration as well.
Children will love learning about how a harvest is celebrated by people throughout the world and the similarities and differences from our own.
|Kate Depalma, Martina Peluso
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