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The Huron Carol

Huron Carol

Eerdmans Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0802852637
Author: Frances Tyrrell


An illustrated edition of the seventeenth-century Canadian Christmas carol that places the Nativity story in a Huron Indian setting.
The author is Frances Tyrrell and it was published by Eerdmans Books for Young Readers. This children's book was available sometime in 2003. For those within the library you can likely search for it with the DDC, PZ8.3.B7396 Hu 2003. The book is 32 pages long and it is filled with superbly colored illustrations. Buy a copy of this book, check out our store button below.

Twas in the moon of wintertime when all the birds had fled. Its writer, Father Jean de Brebeuf (1593-1649) was a Jesuit missionary who lived and worked among the Huron Indians for twenty-two years. Frances Tyrells glorious illustrations combine the facts of every day Huron life employing the wonder of the Christmas story to make a book to treasure. So begins Canadas most beautiful Christmas carol. Although Father de Brebeuf was killed all through an Iroquois raid, the carol was kept alive within the Huron language for more than one particular hundred years before it was translated into French, then finally into English in 1926.


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