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Original poems celebrate fourteen festivals worldwide.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published August 16th 2001 by Holiday House (first published March 1996)
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Nicole Van Iwaarden
Feb 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
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Festivals is a book of poetry about a plethora of festivals that go with a variety of cultures. This book has an excellent glossary in the back of the book explaining in detail each festival such as origin and dates celebrated. This could be used in a classroom multiple times during the year because you could read the poem for each festival during the time that that festival would take place. Then, you could discuss these festivals with the kids in your class and ask them what festivals (or holi ...more
Susan Wright
Feb 16, 2014 rated it really liked it
While I am not typically a huge fan of poetry, Festivals is a great book for any teacher to have in their collection.
Festivals covers a wide variety of holiday traditions and customs from around the world, using poetry to tell of a different celebrations. This book could be used to highlight different cultures and to help bridge the distances between students and the things they do not commonly experience.
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Myra Cohn Livingston was born in Omaha, Nebraska. Her family moved to California when she was 12 years old. She studied the French horn from age 12 to age 20, becoming so good that the Los Angeles Philharmonic invited her to join them when she was 16 years old. She had other plans. She knew she wanted to write.
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