This picture book was suggested by John Mutford from the Book Mine Set mini-challenge for December. I just loved this book.
This is Canada’s most beautiful Christmas Carol. It is written by Father Jean de Brebeuf. He was a Jesuit missionary who lived and worked among the Huron Indians for twenty-two years.
Although Father de Brebeuf was killed during an Iroquois raid, the carol was kept alive in the Huron language for over one hundred years before it was translated into French.
Frances Tyrrell’s illustration are wonderful and they carefully detail daily life along the Huron with the wonder of Christmas. This is a book that will be treasured by children of all ages.
I love Christmas picture books for kids, especially picture books that are about Christmas carols. Thank you for this wonderful challenge John!
Rating: 5 stars
Reviewed by: Irene S. Roth