9780887768897

One Hundred Shining Candles

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  • ISBN13:

    9780887768897

  • ISBN10:

    088776889X

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-10-14
  • Publisher: Tundra Books

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Summary

This well-loved storybook has been reissued with enhanced reproduction and many newly created illustrations just in time for a warm Christmas read under a cozy quilt by the light of a flickering fire. Ten-year-old Lucy is a pioneer girl in the Upper Canada of 1800. Her imagination fired by the schoolmaster's stories of Christmas memories, Lucy sets about making a special Yuletide gift something her frail mother will be able to remember and cherish forever. But even with the unwelcome help of her little brother, Dan, making one hundred handmade candles to light on Christmas night is a daunting task. Limited supplies and resources make the job that much harder, but in the end it is Lucy's own bossiness that nearly causes a disaster. Deeply disappointed in herself, Lucy accepts the sacrifice Dan offers to make, and together the children manage to create the most wonderful of all Christmases. One Hundred Shining Candles, written by one of Canada's best writers for children, shows readers of all ages the true joy of giving from the heart. Delicate illustrations throughout perfectly depict this gentle story set against harsh times.

Author Biography

Tundra’s JANET LUNN is the author of several award-winning books, including The Root Cellar, Come to the Fair, and, with Christopher Moore, The Story of Canada. Her honors include the Governor General’s Literary Award, the Canadian Library Association Book of the Year Award, and the Vicky Metcalfe Award for a Body of Work. She has been awarded the Order of Ontario, and is a member of the Order of Canada. She was born in Dallas, Texas, grew up in rural Vermont, and has lived in Canada for over fifty years. Janet Lunn now resides in Ottawa.

Tundra’s LINDSAY GRATER is an illustrator and artist who has worked on a wide variety of projects. These include illustrations for many picture books, four of which she wrote, and artwork for magazines and packaging. She also enjoys making her own prints and paintings and lives in a converted rural schoolhouse near Mount Forest, Ontario.

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