World of Cookies for Santa, A
Author: M.E.Furman
For KS1 (See Festivals Section)
Price 12.99 hardback
Book(s) at 12.99 hardback
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World of Cookies for Santa, A This book explores the different ways in which children the world over, leave sweetmeats of some kind for the one who brings them Christmas presents. Brightly coloured illustrations accompany the text about each country's particular tradition. Many of the goodies will be unfamiliar as will the name of the gift bringer; for example in the Basque country Olentzero, (the coal miner) will be left 'tile cookies' in return for presents and in Puerto Rico, the Wise Men will have 'mantecadito' (cherry shortbread) and their camels will find straw left under the children's beds. The front and end pieces have a simple map charting the countries covered and the book includes nine recipes to try, along with information regarding the different times celebrations take place.

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