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Joy to the World! Christmas Around the Globe

Explore Christmas traditions from 13 different countries!

Joy to the World! Christmas Around the Globe (Barefoot Books)


Rhyming text and detailed illustrations make the book accessible to younger readers, while educational endnotes about the 13 celebrations add interest for older children. Gold ink and festive illustrations capture the joy of the season and make this book a beautiful gift in itself. Engaging and informative for anyone who wants to learn about the holiday.

Features Christmas traditions from:

  • Ethiopia

  • Colombia

  • Australia

  • Italy

  • Serbia

  • Mexico

  • India

  • Iceland

  • Egypt

  • Argentina

  • Philippines

  • Lebanon

  • Canada

Written by Kate DePalma

Illustrated by Sophie Fatus

Available Formats:

HARDCOVER (ISBN: 9781646862979)


Product Dimensions: 247 x 255 mm

Page Count: 40 pages

Age Range: Ages 4-10 years


  • Holiday High Notes 2021, The Horn Book Magazine, 2021

  • Holiday Books for Young Readers, Publishers Weekly, 2021

Special Features:

  • APPEALING NONFICTION: Lyrical rhyming text and inviting illustrations draw children into this beautiful nonfiction title. Accessible to those who celebrate Christmas and those who do not.

  • GLOBAL: Introduces children to Christmas traditions from 13 countries.

  • EDUCATIONAL ENDNOTES: Detailed endnotes provide additional information about how the celebrations from the story are observed in each global region.

  • GIFT BOOK: The subject matter and shiny gold ink throughout make this a special gift.

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