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A Christmas Spider's Miracle

Author: Trinka Hakes  Noble
Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press
Subject/Category: Gr. 3-5
Year Reviewed:: 2012
ISBN: 9781585366026
Review: This Ukrainian folktale is retold and refreshed in this tale of compassion and kindness that reveals the true spirit of Christmas. The story features a sort of parallel of a poor peasant woman and a mother spider caring for her family, weaving together their quests to provide for their families...the Mother cutting a tree for a Christmas surprise for her Children; choosing the exact tree where the spider has spun a web for her family providing shelter. The morning surprise is a Christmas miracle! A downloadable teacher's guide is available.

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