A Family Christmas - Caroline Kennedy (Hardcover)

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Product Details

Barcode
9781401322274
Department
Books
Released
30 Oct 2007
Supply Source
USA

Book

Authors
Caroline Kennedy
Caroline Kennedy (Compiler)
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Hyperion Books
Language
English
Number of Pages
332
Dimensions
241 x 184 x 32mm (975g)

Annotation

  • The president of the John F. Kennedy Foundation presents a collection of favorite holiday stories and excerpts including The Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore, Little Tree by E. E. Cummings, and A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, in a volume complemented by a letter to Santa Claus as written by the editor in childhood.
  • Presents a collection of favorite holiday stories and excerpts including "The night before Christmas," by Clement C. Moore; "Little Tree," by e.e. cummings; and "A Christmas carol," by Charles Dickens.

Summary

"When I began assembling [this] collection, I was skeptical that I would learn anything new about Christmas, but reading and reflecting on the history and spirit of Christmas brought back many memories, and taught me a great deal. . . . The literature of Christmas ranges from the miraculous to the tragic, the profound to the ridiculous, but always represents the connection to something larger than ourselves." --Caroline Kennedy

In A Family Christmas, Caroline shares the Christmas poetry, prose, scriptural readings, and lyrics that are most dear to her, drawing on authors as diverse as Harper Lee, Nikki Giovanni, Martin Luther King Jr., Billy Collins, John and Yoko, and Charles Dickens. There are also many lesser-known gems throughout and personal treasures from her own family--including a young Caroline's Christmas list to Santa Claus and a letter from her father as President to a child concerned about Santa's well-being. This diverse and unique anthology will become a timeless keepsake, and will enrich your heart and mind with the spirit of Christmas.

A Family Christmas includes selections from: Groucho Marx, Emma Lazarus, Mark Twain, Sandra Cisneros, Pearl S. Buck, Truman Capote, Gabriela Mistral, Ogden Nash, Clement Clarke Moore, Vladimir Nabokov, Marianne Moore, Calvin Trillin, E. B. White, and many more.

Non-Fiction

General Subject
Religion/Ethics
BISAC Subject 1
Religion / Holidays / Christmas & Advent
BIC Classification 1
Christian aspects of sexuality, gender & relationships
BIC Classification 2
Christian worship, rites & ceremonies
Library Subject 1
Christmas; Literary collections.
Academic Subject 1
Manners And Customs
Academic Subject 2
Christianity
Dewey Classification
808.8/0334

Author Bio

Caroline Kennedy is the editor of the New York Times bestselling A Patriot's Handbook, Profiles in Courage for Our Time, The Best-Loved Poems of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, A Family of Poems, and the co-author of The Right to Privacy and In Our Defense: The Bill of Rights in Action. She serves as the Vice Chair of the Fund for Public Schools in New York City and President of the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation. She lives in NY.

Review Quotes

"This resonant volume deserves a permanent-and prominent-place on any family bookshelf."