Wednesday, July 29, 2009

The Snow Maiden by Brenda Nixon

This week we're sharing the history of Christmas legends. Legends are made by retelling stories from one generation to the next.

The German Christmas Spider legend is in A Scrapbook of Christmas Firsts. You've probably heard that wealthy biblical scholar Clement C. Moore wrote Twas the Night Before Christmas for his children. But do you know the history of the Russian tale of The Snow Maiden? Mac Carey retells it here

After reading, answer these quiz questions:
Who accompanies the Snow Maiden to deliver her presents?
How often do Russian children expect a visit from the Snow Maiden?

I like the Russian proverb, "Fools shoot, and God directs the bullet." Do you have a fave legend? Please leave your comment here to entertain and educate us.

Brenda Nixon,
Co-Author, A Scrapbook of Christmas Firsts

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