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New Christmas picture books of ethnic holiday traditions

Published: Saturday, Dec. 24 2011 11:09 a.m. MST

"The Christmas Coat: Memories of My Sioux Childhood," by Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve, illustrated by Ellen Beier, Holiday House, $16.95 (ages 4-8) Next » 1 of 4 « Prev
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Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve’s childhood was spent on a reservation, where her father was an Episcopal priest. One Christmas when her tattered coat was to be replaced by a donated gift, she was reminded that “others need it more.” Ellen Beier has captured the heartfelt emotions of a child’s sadness and the resolution that leaves a true giving spirit.


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