The Book of American Traditions

The Book of American Traditions

Stories, Customs, and Rites of Passage to Celebrate Our Cultural Heritage

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Baker & Taylor
A collection of stories, rituals, folklore, and customs celebrates holidays and rites of passage

Blackwell North Amer
Celebrating the American spirit and its rich legacy, The Book of American Traditions is a treasury of lore, stories, customs, and activities passed down from generation to generation. Until now, many of these traditions have been lost or forgotten. In these pages are hundreds of ideas for keeping cherished traditions alive and starting new ones to share with your family and friends.
The Book of American Traditions features read-aloud stories, nostalgic tales, fascinating facts, quotable lines, poems and vignettes, and personal recollections from famous and ordinary folk alike that every family member will enjoy. To gather the material for this book, Emyl Jenkins interviewed hundreds of men, women, and children across the country who have contributed their favorite traditions. These original stories appear alongside excerpts from the works of well-known authors of yesterday and today - from Louisa May Alcott, Thomas Wolfe, and John Steinbeck to M. F. K. Fisher and Margaret Maron.

& Taylor

Celebrating America's rich cultural legacy, a collection of stories, rituals, folklore, and customs sheds new light on holiday traditions throughout the year and includes works by Thomas Wolfe, O. Henry, Reynolds Price, and others. 15,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Crown Publishers, [1996]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©1996
ISBN: 9780517703120
Branch Call Number: 394.2 Bo 1996
Characteristics: xii, 641 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Jenkins, Emyl


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