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181. Christmas: Its Origin & Association
$25.00
182. In the Eye of the Sun: Mexican
$168.00
183. Folklore of World Holidays (Folklore
184. Holiday Blues: Rediscovering the
185. Pumpkin Book Full of Halloween
$123.00
186. Holidays, Festivals, and Celebrations
$7.95
187. The Scariest Alphabet Book
$10.00
188. A Calendar Of Festivals: Celebrations
189. Turkeys Pilgrims and Indian Corn
$23.50
190. City and Spectacle in Medieval
$46.00
191. St. James in the Streets
192. El Primer Dia de Accion de Gracias
$39.95
193. Life Has Become More Joyous, Comrades:
194. Happy Birthday: Cheerful Wishes,
195. Festival Graphics
$24.00
196. Ethnomimesis: Folklife and the
197. 52 Simple Ways to Make Christmas
$10.00
198. 101 Ideas for the Best-Ever Christmas
199. Holidays Around the World (New
$65.00
200. Diet Information for Teens : Health

181. Christmas: Its Origin & Association
by Omnigraphics
Hardcover (January, 1990)
list price: $54.00
Isbn: 155888842X
Sales Rank: 1663195
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Subjects:  1. Holidays (non religious)    2. Sociology   


182. In the Eye of the Sun: Mexican Fiestas
by W. W. Norton & Company
Paperback (November, 1996)
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Isbn: 0393315843
Sales Rank: 1058917
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Gorgeous color imagery from Mexico
This book shares the light, color, and poetry of Mexico with its readers. The photographer's passion for his subjects comes through with every photo.It is also an interesting view into the unique Mexican history of fiestas;the context of the traditions within daily life is very intriguing. I wouldhighly recommend this book to those interested in either Mexico or colorphotography. It is a beautiful and sensitive work. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Cooking    2. Festivals    3. Holidays (non religious)    4. Mexico    5. Photoessays & Documentaries    6. Photography    7. Pictorial works    8. Social life and customs    9. Subjects & Themes - Travel - World/Central America    10. Travel    11. Cultural studies    12. Pageants, parades, festivals    13. Photographs: collections   


183. Folklore of World Holidays (Folklore of World Holidays)
by Thomson Gale
Hardcover (December, 1998)
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Isbn: 0810389010
Sales Rank: 1107031
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Subjects:  1. Customs & Traditions    2. Festivals    3. Folklore    4. Folklore & Mythology    5. Folklore & Mythology - Folklore    6. Holidays    7. Holidays (non religious)    8. Literature: Folklore/Mythology    9. Manners And Customs    10. Social Science    11. Sociology    12. Customs    13. Pageants, parades, festivals    14. Reference works    15. Religion: general    16. Religious festivals   


184. Holiday Blues: Rediscovering the Art of Celebration; A 12-Month Guide to Getting Everything You Want Out of Holidays and Family Gatherings
by Running Press Book Publishers
Hardcover (15 October, 2000)
list price: $17.95
Isbn: 0762408065
Sales Rank: 1048594
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Subjects:  1. Adult children    2. Family    3. Family relationships    4. Holiday stress    5. Holidays    6. Holidays (non religious)    7. Holidays - General    8. Interpersonal Relations    9. Mood Disorders    10. Personal Growth - Happiness    11. Psychology    12. Psychotherapy - Couples & Family    13. Customs    14. Popular psychology    15. Self-Help & Practical Interests   


185. Pumpkin Book Full of Halloween History
by Pumpkin Press Publishing House
Paperback (November, 1983)
list price: $4.95
Isbn: 0939973006
Sales Rank: 1363576
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Subjects:  1. Holidays (non religious)    2. Sociology   


186. Holidays, Festivals, and Celebrations of the World Dictionary
by Omnigraphics
Library Binding (September, 2002)
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Isbn: 0780804228
Sales Rank: 472583
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Subjects:  1. Dictionaries    2. Dictionaries - General    3. Festivals    4. General    5. Holidays    6. Holidays (non religious)    7. Holidays - General    8. Manners And Customs    9. Reference    10. Unassigned Title   


187. The Scariest Alphabet Book
by Eakin Press
Paperback (August, 2002)
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Isbn: 1571687173
Sales Rank: 1096969
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome!!!!
Hey man. Let me tell you that this book is freaking great. I was stunned and amazed the first time I read it, and it GETS BETTER EVERY TIME!!! This lady Celia is like the best author ever.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Book!
This is a great book written by me, Teddy, and NOT this Celia whats her face. I don't even know who this woman is!!!!! Amazon made a big mistake on the authors.

5-0 out of 5 stars Fun!
I found "The Scariest Alphabet Book" to be a fun and educational book. The pictures are amazing, and the fact that two 10 year olds wrote it amazes me even more! As a parent of a five year old son, I know that most alphabet books do not interest children. This one really captivated him! He wants to read it every night! Thank you so much for this book! ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Alphabet    2. Alphabet books    3. Children's 4-8 - Sociology    4. Children's Books/Ages 4-8 Nonfiction    5. Children's art    6. Children: Grades 1-2    7. Halloween    8. Holidays (non religious)    9. Juvenile literature   


188. A Calendar Of Festivals: Celebrations From Around The World
by Barefoot Books
Paperback (February, 2005)
list price: $12.99 -- our price: $10.00
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Isbn: 1841489700
Sales Rank: 279326
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars A World of Celebrations
This is a wonderful book with a story for each festival.There are 8 stories and a short description of how each festival is celebrated, and it's history.It is a multicultural-multi-religion book, including Purim (Jewish), Holi (Hindu), Vesak (Buddhist), Tanabata (Japanese), Halloween (Celtic), Christmas (Christian), Kwanzaa (Carribean) and New Year (Russian).Obviously this book isn't meant to be the "last word" on any of these festivals, but to give a bit more background to festivals you might celebrate, and increase knowledge of those you don't.There are full color pictures and edgings done in the style of the country involved for each story.Although the reading level is listed at 8-12, children much younger will be happy to sit and listen. My 5 yo loves it, and I expect many children as young as 4 will enjoy it. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Children's 9-12 - Literature - Classics / Contemporary    2. Children's Books/Ages 9-12 Nonfiction    3. Children: Grades 2-3    4. Festivals    5. Folklore    6. Holidays    7. Holidays & Celebrations - General    8. Holidays (non religious)    9. Juvenile Fiction    10. Juvenile literature    11. Social Science - Customs, Traditions, Anthropology    12. Tales   


189. Turkeys Pilgrims and Indian Corn
by Seabury Press
Hardcover (September, 1975)
list price: $12.95
Isbn: 0816431493
Sales Rank: 1181229
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars The origins and meanings of the symbols of Thanksgiving
Edna Barth cites Benjamin Franklin's wish that the Turkey had been selected as the representation of the United States since it was a much more respectable bird than the Bald Eagle, as well as a true original native of North America.Instead, the turkey is a symbol of one of the most American of holidays, Thanksgiving.For young readers who always think of the little band of Pilgrims who founded Plymouth Colony celebrating the first Thanksgiving, Barth and artist Ursula Arndt (pen drawings with yellow shading) try to provide a truer picture of what actually happened (e.g., Pilgrims were dressed in bright colors, not the drab costumes we traditionally depict them wearing) and how other symbols came to be associated with the holiday.From the turkey and cornstalks and ears of multicolored Indian corn and the fruits of the harvest spilling out of a horn of plenty, Barth explains everything (including my favorite, how we got from Crane Berry to Cranberry).In fact, Barth traces the holiday back to the harvest festivals of the Egyptians, Hebrews, Greek, and Celts.There is also a list of Thanksgiving stories, poems, pageants, and plays for future reference."Turkeys, Pilgrims, and Indian Corn" is one of several books authored by Barth looking at holiday symbols: other books cover Valentine, Halloween, Christmas and Easter.All of these books are written to be accessible to children and even though they are now over a quarter century old, they remain solid sources of information.All in all, this little book is a nice concise presentation of information useful to students and teachers alike at this time of year.

5-0 out of 5 stars Barth's Book Informative and Accessible for Young Students
This non-fiction work of Barth's is one of many she has written on the origin of holidays.It is written on a level for children, but withfacts that adults may not know, either.Barth exposes many myths about clothing, etc..concerning the Pilgrims and Native Americans one may not know.Exceptfor some minor editorializationregarding religion, this is an outstandingbook. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Children: Grades 4-6    2. Holidays    3. Holidays (non religious)    4. Juvenile literature    5. Sociology    6. Thanksgiving Day   


190. City and Spectacle in Medieval Europe (Medieval Studies at Minnesota, Vol 6)
by University of Minnesota Press
Paperback (May, 1994)
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Isbn: 0816623600
Sales Rank: 1266349
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Anything handled by Hanawalt is worth reading
In twelve essays drawn from papers dealing primarily with the fifteenth century, but spanning England, France, Spain, Italy and the Netherlands, various authors deal with public events- like victory celebrations, signingof a city charters, tournaments, and coronations of a kings- as not onlyexpressions of popular culture but as intercessory actions between thepopulace and those in power. Hanawalt and Reyerson have divided theircollection into four sections that deal successively with municipal androyal relationships, public and private religious expressions, discord inurban ceremonies, and political overtones in public entertainments.Ofparticular interest is Sheila Lindenbaum's "Ceremony or Oligarchy: TheLondon Midsummer Watch," in which she describes the way a show ofpower in the processional visibility of the mayor reinforces an oligarchiccontrol over an unquiet city in London of 1521. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Cities and towns, Medieval    2. Europe    3. Festivals    4. History    5. History - General History    6. History: World    7. Holidays (non religious)    8. Medieval    9. Rites and ceremonies, Medieval    10. European history: c 500 to c 1500    11. History of ideas, intellectual history    12. Pageants, parades, festivals    13. Political structure & processes   


191. St. James in the Streets
by Scarecrow Press
Hardcover (November, 1995)
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Isbn: 0810830701
Sales Rank: 1756172
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Subjects:  1. Festivals    2. General    3. Holidays (non religious)    4. Loiza Aldea    5. LoĆ¢iza Aldea    6. Manners And Customs    7. Processions    8. Puerto Rico    9. Religion    10. Religious Anthropology    11. Saint James' Day    12. Sociology    13. Anthropology    14. Christian festivals    15. Cults    16. Customs    17. James    18. Religion / General   


192. El Primer Dia de Accion de Gracias (Hello Reader!/Hola, Lector! Level 3/Nivel 3)
by Scholastic
Paperback (January, 2002)
list price: $3.99
Isbn: 0439317339
Sales Rank: 1310541
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Subjects:  1. Children's 4-8 - Education    2. Children's Books/Ages 4-8 Nonfiction    3. Concepts - General    4. Holidays & Celebrations - Thanksgiving    5. Holidays (non religious)    6. Juvenile Nonfiction    7. Spanish: Grades 1-2   


193. Life Has Become More Joyous, Comrades: Celebrations in the Time of Stalin (Indiana-Michigan Series in Russian and East European Studies)
by Indiana University Press
Hardcover (November, 2000)
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Isbn: 0253337682
Sales Rank: 1115649
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Subjects:  1. Customs & Traditions    2. Europe - Russia & the Former Soviet Union    3. Festivals    4. History    5. History - General History    6. History: World    7. Holidays    8. Holidays (non religious)    9. Manners And Customs    10. Popular Culture    11. Popular Culture - General    12. Soviet Union   


194. Happy Birthday: Cheerful Wishes, Warm Thoughts, and Delightful Recipes That Celebrate Your Speci al Day
by Clarkson Potter
Hardcover (11 October, 1994)
list price: $10.00
Isbn: 0517586258
Sales Rank: 1262744
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Subjects:  1. Birthdays    2. Holidays (non religious)    3. Quotations, maxims, etc    4. Social Science    5. Sociology    6. Cooking / Holiday   


195. Festival Graphics
by North Light Books
Hardcover (November, 1999)
list price: $49.95
Isbn: 0942604601
Sales Rank: 1240213
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars It's about time
As the author mentions, books focusing on environmental graphics are few and far between (a quick Amazon search for "festival graphics" and "environmental graphics" leaves you with many out-of-print titles and incomplete descriptions of content). Gail Finke not only compiles photographic documentation of logos, signage, banners, and merchandise from various events and festivals of the 1980s and '90s (especially in Ohio), but offers insight into what worked and didn't work. She also suggests a few resources for further research, which is nice because, as I said, it's hard to find books that focus on environmental design.
4-0 out of 5 stars Festival Graphics
Many beautiful photoes in this book. I am interested in these recent projects. This book is good reference book for graphic designer. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Art    2. Art & Art Instruction    3. Commercial - Advertising    4. Graphic Arts - General    5. Graphic Design    6. Holidays (non religious)    7. Recreation Industries (Economic Aspects)   


196. Ethnomimesis: Folklife and the Representation of Culture
by The University of North Carolina Press
Paperback (27 November, 1993)
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Isbn: 0807844241
Sales Rank: 1084118
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars Trenchant Study of Folklife Festival
This book is fascinating but somewhat over-written.Cantwell started out his research by working on a history of the Festival of American Folklife.When this project was curtailed due to foreseen circumstances, he reworked his research into a review and critique of the festival.The book examines the festival in terms of ways in which participants, performers, producers, audience members, and others in the cast of characters act out their various roles on the mall in Washington DC.Cantwell focuses his study on the idea that the festival provides a way to break stereotypes about other people.He develops his argument to emphasize that stereotyping can involve a range of factors including arbitration of meanings as well as enagements with "the other."Throughout the book, he makes deep inquiries into the salience of stereotyping within American history and culture.The book is best when Cantwell writes interpretive descriptions of what he observed at the festival and what he has researched in archives and libraries.At times, however, the bulky theoretical apparatus and the over-blown jargon detracts from the rich, sensitive insights that the writer makes about American (folk)life.Despite the opaqueness of many sections, this book is an amazing study of festivity in American life. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Festival of American Folklife    2. Festivals    3. Folklore    4. History    5. Holidays (non religious)    6. Social Science    7. Sociology    8. Sociology - General    9. United States    10. Washington (D.C.)    11. Ethnic studies    12. Social Science / Folklore & Mythology    13. folklife; culture studies;Smithsonian; Festival of American Folklife   


197. 52 Simple Ways to Make Christmas Special
by Thomas Nelson Inc
Paperback (October, 1991)
list price: $7.95
Isbn: 0840795963
Sales Rank: 1035931
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Reflections and ideas on the "real" meaning of Christmas
This author divides up the Christmas season into it's three distinct parts:Advent, "christmastide," and epiphany, in keeping with the religious significance of Christmas.The focus is on the birth of Jesus and less on the commercially-driven tradition of Santa Claus and the buying frenzy.There are many practical and simple ideas for family and friend celebrations and get-togethers as well as quiet, reflective Christmas traditions.It provides lovely substitutes for all of the frenetic Christmas obligations that seem to permeate the season. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Advent    2. Christmas    3. Epiphany    4. Family/Marriage    5. Holidays (non religious)    6. Inspirational   


198. 101 Ideas for the Best-Ever Christmas
by Dimensions for Living
Hardcover (August, 1992)
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Isbn: 0687290694
Sales Rank: 1262225
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Subjects:  1. Christianity - Christian Life    2. Christmas    3. Holidays (non religious)    4. Religion    5. Religion - Relationships    6. Christianity   


199. Holidays Around the World (New True Book)
by Childrens Pr
School & Library Binding (October, 1982)
list price: $17.20
Isbn: 0516016245
Sales Rank: 1271828
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Subjects:  1. Children's 4-8 - Reference    2. Children: Grades 1-2    3. Holidays    4. Holidays (non religious)    5. Juvenile literature   


200. Diet Information for Teens : Health Tips about Diet and Nutrition (Teen Health Series)
by Omnigraphics
Hardcover (January, 2001)
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Isbn: 0780804414
Sales Rank: 460575
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Subjects:  1. Consumer Health    2. Diet    3. Diet / Health / Fitness    4. Diets - General    5. General    6. Health    7. Health and hygiene    8. Holidays (non religious)    9. Nutrition    10. Reference    11. Social Science    12. Sociology    13. Teenagers   


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