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The Huron Carol [Hardcover]

By Frances Tyrrell (Author)
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Pages   32
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 11.33" Width: 8.83" Height: 0.36"
Weight:   0.91 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Sep 1, 2003
Publisher   Eerdmans Books for Young Readers
Age  5-8
ISBN  0802852637  
EAN  9780802852632  

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Item Description...
'Twas in the moon of wintertime when all the birds had fled...So begins Canada's most beautiful Christmas carol. Its writer, Father Jean de Brebeuf (1593-1649) was a Jesuit missionary who lived and worked among the Huron Indians for twenty-two years. Although Father de Brebeuf was killed during an Iroquois raid, the carol was kept alive in the Huron language for over one hundred years before it was translated into French, then finally into English in 1926. Frances Tyrell's glorious illustrations combine the details of daily Huron life with the wonder of the Christmas story to create a book to treasure.

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Reviews - What do our customers think?
Gentle entrance into the spirit of Christmas  Dec 22, 2004
I used this book during Advent with my third grade class in a Christian school in Winnipeg for a decade. We sang the song from the back cover with drumbeats(drumming on thighs and books)in English and Huron while I paged through the pictures as an opener for our Advent worship. They never tired of it. Nor did I. The gentle illustrations that accompany this first Canadian Christmas carol helped build a respect for Huron people, First Nations history, and nurtured a deeper love of Jesus Ahatonia, Jesus our King.
Elsie Rempel.
Simply Beautiful  Oct 30, 2000
This is an illustrated version of how the Christian missionaries tried to teach the story of the Nativity to native American Indians (in what is now Eastern Canada, I think). This book is the illustration of a beautiful song, telling of the birth of Jesus, with musical notation in the back so you can also learn and sing the song. The words of the song are given in English, and also an older version of French and of the native Indian language in which the missionaries were working.

It is a beautiful book and has a wonderful peaceful quality, like snow on a winter's morning. Very nice for the Christmas season.

A new/old Christmas story  Nov 29, 1999
In a world where we must be careful how we approach the holidays in our clasroom, I found the Huron Carol to follow curriculum guidelines and enchant the reader as well. The illustrations are mystical and haunting in the blues of winter. The story is old, but we listen with new ears to the lovely tale of a Christmas in the far north. A welcome addition to any classroom.

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