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Picture Books at the Library

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Mad about Madeline - Ludwig Bemelmans (Illustrator); Anna Quindlen (Introduction by)
ISBN: 0670888168
Publication Date: 2001-09-10
Madeline -- Madeline's rescue -- Madeline and the bad hat -- Madeline and the gypsies -- Madeline in London -- Madeline's Christmas.


Juvenile Books at the Library


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Christmas in France - Kristin Thoennes Keller
ISBN: 0736800883
Publication Date: 1998-09-01
An overview of the symbols, celebrations, decorations, food, and songs that are part of Christmas in France.

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Christmas in France - Corinne Ross
ISBN: 0844210048
Publication Date: 1990-10-04
This text highlights both the unique and the universal in the Christmas celebrations in France. The history of the traditions is examined and various activities give experiences with these customs.

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The Little Juggler - adapted from an old French legend and illustrated by Barbara Cooney
Publication Date: 1961
Retells the legend of the little juggler's search for a special Christmas gift for the Christ Child and the Blessed Mother.

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When Christmas Comes Again - Beth Seidel Levine
ISBN: 0439439825
Publication Date: 2002-11-01
Teenage Simone's diaries for 1917 and 1918 reveal her experiences as a carefree member of New York society, then as a "Hello girl," a volunteer switchboard operator for the Army Signal Corps in France.


Audiobooks at the Library


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Paris to the Moon - Adam Gopnik (Read by)
ISBN: 1565114922
Publication Date: 2001-01-23
A collection of essays that offer the reader a very humorous look at life in Paris at the end of the twentieth century from the perspective of an American family living there. Includes content about Christmas.


Christmas in France

Rick Steves' European Christmas Part 5: France
-Video provided courtesy of

Learn French with Easy French: Anthony and Lauriane
ask people in Nice about their Christmas celebrations
-Video provided courtesy of Easy Languages.




  • Christmas in France
    This site provides some great information for kids regarding Christmas traditions in France.

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