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"Lucia Morning in Sweden" is a new children's book that tells the old story of Sankta Lucia through the eyes of three children in modern-day Sweden.

The book follows the adventures of Sofie, Louise, and Carl as they prepare for Lucia Day, December 13th. On that day, many Swedish people celebrate the legacy of Lucia and the coming of the light with coffee, saffron buns, gin
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Published October 17th 2002 by Rydaker, Ewa (first published 2002)
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Sheri
May 28, 2018 rated it liked it
It’s warm and cozy inside the house as the Svensson family prepares for Lucia Day, the Swedish feast day celebrated on December 13th. Mom, with help from the kids, bakes the traditional pepparkakor (gingersnap cookies) and Lussekatter (saffron buns). Dad helps get the costumes ready for the morning while mom prepares the crown. All too soon, it’s Lucia morning in Sweden and the sharing of traditions with friends and family begins.

Resources at the end of the book include the story of St. Lucia, p
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Ben Truong
Lucia Morning in Sweden is a children's picture book written by Ewa Rydaker and illustrated by Carina Stahlberg. It follows a trio of children as they get ready for Sankta Lucia. Since today (13 December) is Sankta Lucia, I thought it would be apropos to read this book today.

Sankta Lucia or Saint Lucy's Day is a Christian feast day celebrated on 13 December in Advent, commemorating Saint Lucy, a 3rd-century martyr under the Diocletianic Persecution, who according to legend brought food and aid t
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Marmot
Jan 04, 2017 rated it liked it
This was a nice story to learn a bit more about St. Lucia day. My kids enjoyed it, and I liked how it included recipes and a pattern to make a Lucia gown. The prose could have been better, more history incorporated into it rather than just being the story of one family on St. Lucia day, but overall my kids liked it better than the non-fiction St. Lucia book I got too.
Katy
Dec 13, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My Christmas book of the day -- I have Swedish Heritage so the book was interesting in that respect for me.
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