Lucy's Christmas

Lucy s Christmas This is a story of how Christmas was celebrated a long time ago in an era when the arrival of a new stove from the Sears Catalog was an extraordinary event when gifts were mostly handmade from homely

  • Title: Lucy's Christmas
  • Author: Donald Hall
  • ISBN: 9780152768706
  • Page: 189
  • Format: Hardcover
  • This is a story of how Christmas was celebrated a long time ago in an era when the arrival of a new stove from the Sears Catalog was an extraordinary event, when gifts were mostly handmade from homely materials, and when the sky on Christmas night was filled with a million stars.

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    About “Donald Hall

    • Donald Hall

      Donald Hall was born in New Haven, Connecticut, in 1928 He began writing as an adolescent and attended the Bread Loaf Writers Conference at the age of sixteen the same year he had his first work published He earned a B.A from Harvard in 1951 and a B Litt from Oxford in 1953.Donald Hall has published numerous books of poetry, most recently White Apples and the Taste of Stone Selected Poems 1946 2006 Houghton Mifflin, 2006 The Painted Bed 2002 and Without Poems 1998 , which was published on the third anniversary of his wife and fellow poet Jane Kenyon s death from leukemia Other notable collections include The One Day 1988 , which won the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and a Pulitzer Prize nomination The Happy Man 1986 , which won the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize and Exiles and Marriages 1955 , which was the Academy s Lamont Poetry Selection for 1956.In a review of Hall s recent Selected Poems, Billy Collins wrote in the Washington Post Hall has long been placed in the Frostian tradition of the plainspoken rural poet His reliance on simple, concrete diction and the no nonsense sequence of the declarative sentence gives his poems steadiness and imbues them with a tone of sincere authority It is a kind of simplicity that succeeds in engaging the reader in the first few lines Besides poetry, Donald Hall has written books on baseball, the sculptor Henry Moore, and the poet Marianne Moore He is also the author of children s books, including Ox Cart Man 1979 , which won the Caldecott Medal short stories, including Willow Temple New and Selected Stories Houghton Mifflin, 2003 and plays He has also published several autobiographical works, such as The Best Day The Worst Day Life with Jane Kenyon 2005 and Life Work 1993 , which won the New England Book award for nonfiction.Hall has edited than two dozen textbooks and anthologies, including The Oxford Book of Children s Verse in America 1990 , The Oxford Book of American Literary Anecdotes 1981 , New Poets of England and America with Robert Pack and Louis Simpson, 1957 , and Contemporary American Poetry 1962 revised 1972 He served as poetry editor of The Paris Review from 1953 to 1962, and as a member of editorial board for poetry at Wesleyan University Press from 1958 to 1964.His honors include two Guggenheim fellowships, the Poetry Society of America s Robert Frost Silver medal, a Lifetime Achievement award from the New Hampshire Writers and Publisher Project, and the Ruth Lilly Prize for poetry Hall also served as Poet Laureate of New Hampshire from 1984 to 1989 In December 1993 he and Jane Kenyon were the subject of an Emmy Award winning Bill Moyers documentary, A Life Together In the June 2006, Hall was appointed the Library of Congress s fourteenth Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry He lives in Danbury, New Hampshire.

    837 thoughts on “Lucy's Christmas

    • A very charming Christmas story with wonderful woodcut illustrations. The illustrations were quite detailed, and the story was entertaining.


    • I enjoyed reading Lucy's Christmas by Donald Hall. Lucy's Christmas is a picture book set in 1909 in New Hampshire. In the fall of 1909, Lucy and her family start preparing for Christmas. For Lucy, this means starting to make her own gifts for her family and friends. It pays to plan ahead since so many gifts take time, and thought must be placed into each gift. She's not the only one thinking ahead. This year the family is ordering a new stove for the kitchen. The family has spent a lot of time [...]


    • In this wonderful trubute to his mother, aunt and maternal grandparents, Donald Hall tells to story of a 1909 holiday season in New Hampshire. While the story is warm hearted, it also perhaps erroneously perpetuates our belief in the sweet innocence of times past. Despite that negative, I enjoyed the story and wonderful illustrations, and recommend it for children of all ages. This book will explain many historical facts of Christmas and life in the very early 1900s.


    • A great little story offering a rare glimpse into life not too long ago, when Christmas was not yet about commercial gifts and families and towns got together to celebrate the season. Highly recommended.



    • A classic Christmas story set in New England with oodles of opportunities for extension activities with crafts and cooking.


    • A sweet little story about a girl in New England at the turn of the last century and her gifts for friends and family.


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