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1.
Thanksgiving 101 : Celebrate America's Favorite Holiday With America's Thanksgiving Expert
by Rick Rodgers

Broadway Books
Paperback - 192 pages
(November 1998)
(October 6, 1998)

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5 out of 5 stars
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Getting ready for your first turkey or dissatisfied with the dry results you got last year? Not to worry--"Mr. Thanksgiving," Rick Rodgers, is here to teach Thanksgiving 101. And he ought to know. For the last eight years he has been traveling the country to teach his class as the media spokesperson... Read more

 


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The Winter Solstice : The Sacred Traditions of Christmas
by John Matthews, Caitlin Matthews

Quest Books
Hardcover - 256 pages
(September 1998)


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4 out of 5 stars
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Many people long for an alternative to the commercial industry Christmas has become. This illustrated, full-color book, brimming with folklore, stories, recipes, games, activities, decorating ideas, and songs, will help families who are "burned out" on Christmas create celebrations more in keeping... Read more

 


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The Heart of a Family : Searching America for New Traditions That Fulfill Us
by Meg Cox

Random House
Hardcover - 320 pages
1 Ed edition (October 1998)


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5 out of 5 stars
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What do people remember about their childhood? What builds a family? What holds families together? Author Meg Cox asserts that the heart of a family is ritual and tradition. Rituals mark the rhythms in our lives, so in a changing society with changing family structures, families need to find or... Read more

 


4.   Halloween : Customs, Recipes, Spells
by Silver Ravenwolf

Llewellyn Publications
Paperback - 209 pages
(September 1999)


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3.5 out of 5 stars
A reviewer, December 4, 1999 3 out of 5 stars
someone help me here
okay i am confused are people complaining because she doesnt write the books in her real name or that she has two different names for writing books. and if you complain about her not using her real name you should complain about starhawk, amber K, etc that dont use their real names. there is nothing... Read more

 


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The Best Party Book : 1001 Creative Ideas for Fun Parties
by Penny Warner, Kathy Rogers (Illustrator)

Meadowbrook Pr
Paperback - 210 pages
Reprint edition (June 1992)


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3 out of 5 stars
From Book News, Inc. , June 1, 1993
Invitation, decoration, theme, gift, game, and prize ideas. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or. Read more

 


6.
Your Y2K Bash will be a Smash...not a Crash!
by Patty Sachs

Patty Sachs
Paperback - 48 pages
(March 12, 1999)


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4.5 out of 5 stars
Book Description
Gives tips and strategies for planning a celebration of the Year 2000 and the Millennium. Starting with New Year's Eve 1999 and playing through to 2001 there will be millions of parties given. This small but mighty volume covers all the important facets of the plan for gatherings for from 12-48... Read more

 


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The Big Book of Halloween : Creative & Creepy Projects for Revellers of All Ages
by Laura Dover Doran, et al

Lark Books
Paperback - 160 pages
(September 1998)


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4 out of 5 stars
Book Description
Here's a great book that celebrates the second most popular holiday of the year. Adults and children will find a book jam-packed with decorating ideas, costumes, Halloween goodies, pumpkin carving and lore, scary ghost stories and superstitions explained. Readers will find pumpkin-and-ghost light... Read more

 


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A Turkey for Thanksgiving
by Eve Bunting, Diane de Groat (Illustrator)

Clarion Books
Paperback - 32 pages
(September 1995)


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5 out of 5 stars
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In a slight but satisfying holiday tale Mrs. Moose decides it would be lovely to have a real turkey for Thanksgiving dinner. The expected misunderstanding occurs when Mr. Moose brings a very reluctant turkey to join them for their friendly, vegetarian feast. Colorful, cartoonlike illustrations are... Read more

 


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Halloween : An American Holiday, an American History
by Lesley Pratt Bannatyne

Pelican Pub Co
Paperback - 192 pages
(September 1998)


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5 out of 5 stars
The author, Lesley Pratt Bannatyne , October 28, 1998
Did you ever wonder why we do the things we do on Halloween?
I love Halloween. I always have. I wrote this book because I couldn't find the whole Halloween story in any other book. The more I learned, the more fascinating the holiday got for me. Halloween's more than trick or treat and candy. It's ancient, probably celebrated as long ago as Druid times. It... Read more

 


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Christmas Customs and Traditions : Their History and Significance
by Clement A. Miles

Dover Pubns
Paperback - 399 pages
(October 1989)


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4 out of 5 stars
Ashlynn Ward (ashlynn@paganism.com) , March 23, 1998 4 out of 5 stars
Well Worth Reading
This book was originally published in 1912 under the title "Christmas in Ritual and Tradition, Christian and Pagan".

This Book not only covers Christmas, but Halloween and various Saint's Days.

Mr. Miles does an interesting job of exploring the lore behind Christmas breads and cakes, the... Read more

 


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Celebrate the Solstice : Honoring the Earth's Seasonal Rhythms Through Festival and Ceremony
by Richard W. Heinberg

Quest Books
Paperback - 199 pages
(September 1993)


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5 out of 5 stars
Book Description
Practical suggestions for ecstatic seasonal renewal by celebrating the solstices. Read more

 


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Chase's Calendar of Events 2000 (Chase's Calendar of Events)

Contemporary Books
Paperback - 752 pages
(October 1999)



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4 out of 5 stars
A reviewer, October 24, 1999 4 out of 5 stars
Makes the world a more entertaining place
I've bought Chase's Calendar of Events every year since 1996. It's great fun to discover a reason for a special celebration nearly every day, and even more fun to amaze one's friends by announcing that it's "Take Your Houseplant for a Walk Day" or casually mentioning that you share a... Read more

 


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The Millennium Guide : Parties, Events & Festivals Around the World
by Richard Knight

Trail Blazer Pubns
Paperback - 224 pages
(September 1998)


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4.5 out of 5 stars
theax , October 18, 1999 4 out of 5 stars
A bit early
A great guide for partying, good suggestions for travellers, but it is a year early. Which gives everyone many months to start planning and get their reservations made. Read more

 


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Celebrations Around the World : A Multicultural Handbook
by Carole S. Angell

Fulcrum Pub
Paperback - 218 pages
(September 1996)


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5 out of 5 stars
The publisher, fulcrum@fulcrum-books.com , April 16, 1999
A whole year of celebrations from different cultures!
Beginning with January, the author describes the background and context of more than 300 observations, providing activities for families or students to explore selected celebrations further. Invaluable to every teacher, youth leader, librarian, or parent who needs a convenient resource for exploring... Read more

 


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Special Occasions : The Best of Martha Stewart Living
by Martha Stewart

Clarkson Potter
Paperback - 144 pages
(May 1995)


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With Martha's help, you've mastered Rosemary Shallot Popovers and Ina's Cornmeal Cheddar Scones. Your Thanksgiving dinners are legendary. You bake hundreds of cookies and decorate your home from top to bottom at Christmas. But do you know how to create a festive Labor Day, or a Fourth of July that... Read more

 


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Haunt Your House for Halloween : Decorating Tricks & Party Treats
by Cindy Fuller

Sterling Publications
Paperback - 96 pages
(August 1997)


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Create a charming country-style Halloween setting through your whole house, from the front yard and the entryway to the windows, mantelpiece, and table, with a little help from Haunt Your House for Halloween. More sweetly spooky than scary, the decorations feature lots of simple, painted wood... Read more

 


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The Stations of the Sun : A History of the Ritual Year in Britain
by Ronald Hutton

Oxford Univ Press
Paperback
Reprint edition (November 1997)



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5 out of 5 stars
Synopsis
In a complete history of British rituals, British historian Ronald Hutton takes us on a fascinating journey through the ritual year. Encompassing the whole sweep of history in all the British Isles, from the earliest written records to the present day, Hutton's colorful history debunks common... Read more

 


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The Skeleton at the Feast : The Day of the Dead in Mexico
by Elizabeth Carmichael, Chloe Sayer (Contributor)

Univ of Texas Pr
Paperback - 160 pages
(March 1992)


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Thanksgiving Story
by Alice Dalgliesh, Helen Sewell (Illustrator)

Aladdin Paperbacks
Paperback - 30 pages
New edition (September 1985)


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The Thanksgiving Story "is the only really distinguished book we have on that holiday. Miss Dalgliesh has told the Pilgrim story simply from the point of view of the Hopkins family whose little Oceanus was born on the Mayflower; and Miss Sewell has made wonderful full-color pictures. A beautiful... Read more

 


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The Fun Also Rises Travel Guide North America: The Most Fun Places To Be At The Right Time
by Alan Davis

Greenline Pubns
Paperback - 256 pages
(December 20, 1998)


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5 out of 5 stars
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A complete ranking of the world's greatest events showing how to get the most fun out of each one. Read more

 


21.   A Bailey White Thanksgiving
by Bailey White

Dove Entertainment Inc
Audio Cassette
Cassette edition (October 1994)


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Take a trip to Bailey White's world--meet the neighbors and visit with Mama, who's fond of watching for UFOs, cooking with poisoning mushrooms, and so much more. Read more

 


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The Days of the Dead : Mexico's Festival of Communion With the Departed
by John Greenleigh(Photographer), Rosalind Rosoff Beimler

Pomegranate
Paperback - 112 pages
(March 1998)


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Mexico's national holiday for the dead is showcased in a keepsake volume by photographer John Greenleigh, who spent four years exploring long-held traditions in different parts of the country. Produced as a bilingual edition, The Days of the Dead illuminates the cultural heritage behind a deeply... Read more

 


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The Wicca Book of Days : Legend and Lore for Every Day of the Year (Library of the Mystic Arts)
by Gerina Dunwich

Citadel Pr
Paperback
(October 1995)


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3.5 out of 5 stars
A reviewer, November 15, 1999 3 out of 5 stars
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well as sparkles did, i also thought the book was going to be alot more interesting, but it is nice to start the day with a tidbit! Read more

 


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Norman Rockwell's Christmas Book
by Norman Rockwell, Molly Rockwell (Editor)

Abradale Press
Hardcover - 222 pages
(September 1993)



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5 out of 5 stars
Gary Turner tcstech@erinet.com , December 23, 1998 5 out of 5 stars
A must have book at Christmas time.
The stories in this book show the true magic and spirit of Christmas. This book will move you like no other book has before. The stories tell of the human sacrifices and joys during Christmas. The stories will leave a huge lump in your throat. I have read these stories to my 3 boys every Christmas... Read more

 


25.   501 Ways to Say 'I Love You' : Or Words to That Effect
by Babe Hart, et al

Baja Books
Paperback
(September 1989)


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