Cobweb Christmas: The Tradition of Tinsel

Cobweb Christmas The Tradition of Tinsel All her life Tante had heard tales about marvelous happenings on Christmas Eve Animals might speak aloud Bees might hum carols or cocks crow at midnight Tante wished she could witness a bit of Chris

  • Title: Cobweb Christmas: The Tradition of Tinsel
  • Author: Shirley Climo Jane Manning
  • ISBN: 9780060290337
  • Page: 478
  • Format: Hardcover
  • All her life, Tante had heard tales about marvelous happenings on Christmas Eve Animals might speak aloud Bees might hum carols, or cocks crow at midnight Tante wished she could witness a bit of Christmas magic, too.Everybody loves Christmas at Tante s The old lady decorates a wonderful tree and makes certain to have something for all who come to visit, be it the nearbAll her life, Tante had heard tales about marvelous happenings on Christmas Eve Animals might speak aloud Bees might hum carols, or cocks crow at midnight Tante wished she could witness a bit of Christmas magic, too.Everybody loves Christmas at Tante s The old lady decorates a wonderful tree and makes certain to have something for all who come to visit, be it the nearby village children or the shy animals of the pine forest The only creatures Tante overlooks are the spiders she has swept out of her cottage while cleaning But the curious spiders want to come inside and see Tante s tree, too When a midnight visitor lets them into the old lady s home, they unknowingly spin Tante the very gift she has longed for a gift that has inspired the draping of tinsel on Christmas trees ever since.This Old World tale about the warmth and wonder of Christmas will leave children enchanted with the magical possibilities of the season.

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    1. This is an old traditional story from the German traditions going back centuries. I had never heard it before until today. This story is about a little old auntie who gets ready for Christmas. She lives alone. She invites all the children over so she is also beloved. She really wants to see a Christmas miracle. She wants to hear the animals talking or dancing with each other.This Christmas she falls asleep and it happens while she is asleep. This story has a full page of spiders. It was pretty g [...]

    2. Read this last year and forgot to post a review! I actually got it for my aunt because one year she had spiders in her (real) Christmas tree so I thought she would appreciate this title ;-) It tells the story of how tinsel came to be!Read the original edition with illustration by Joe Lasker.

    3. Being the nut about spiders that I am, I loved this one. I have read a large number of variations of this legendary tale and this one was delightful. I am super picky about the tinsel on my tree and I insist on doing it myself after all the kids have put on all the ornaments so I find the stories about tinsel extra fun. And thenere are spiders!

    4. Rating: 3.5In our family, putting on the tinsel (icicles) is the final step in decorating the tree. And we're very particular. The icicles have to be evenly distributed and they have to hang straight. The only kind of icicles we use are the old ones with lead in them, which are getting harder and harder to find. Similarly, the garland has to be draped perfectly, with the swags being uniform and equal. Thus, because this folktale addresses both garland and tinsel, it's perfect to read with the ki [...]

    5. I read this every year to Kindergarten and 1st grade students as we decorate the tree in the library. I use cookie shaped ornaments made out of cinnamon and applesauce, bone-shaped dog treats, bundles of wheat and wheat weaving ornaments, popcorn string, fake apples and the small woodland creature ornaments that can be found at Target and Pier 1. Then we add spiders made of sweet gum tree balls and tinsel. The children love the tree and the story. My hope is that the lesson that Christmas is for [...]

    6. This is a wonderful children's story. It's based around a German Folktale of a little old lady who everyone calls Tante, which means Aunt in German. Every year right before Christmas she goes through her house cleaning ritual which includes dusting out all the cobwebs so she can put up her beautiful Christmas tree and invite all the local children. Tante always has one of the most beautiful Christmas trees. Every year Tante hopes to see the Christmas Magic at work. This year Kris Kringle walks b [...]

    7. A delightful retelling of how tinsel first came to be on Christmas trees. Joe Lasker's beautiful watercolor illustrations are as magical as Tante's Cobweb Christmas in my 1983 hardcover edition by Shirley Climo.

    8. I like this book as a folklore tale told for us to read and enjoy. It explains "why" we put tinsel on our Christmas trees. I love the illustrations of the old woman's house, her sleeping area, fire, and household in general. The pictures definitely add to the story. Read with A & L 12/23/17Really good book, NOT from my childhood. I love how it explains why we put tinsel on our treesy the fact that Christkindel lets a LOT of spiders into the poor sleeping lady's house pretty much creeped all [...]

    9. Interesting folk tale which makes sense of why my mother had a Christmas tree ornament that was a spider and always is placed last on the tree. Every creature is welcome at Christmas.

    10. A new favorite for me to read to my littles at Christmas!I have always loved stories that explain traditions!This one explains how tinsel came to be used on Christmas trees as part of the decorations!Like Tante, I have always tried to find that special magical moment of midnight on Christmas Eve. I fervently believe my animals can speak human speech at that moment! My Mother told me this story every year.One year, I will hear them. I haven't heard them yet but perhaps I am not listening carefull [...]

    11. This is a very sweet Christmas story. My heritage is German, so of course I love the fact that this is a German folktale. But I also celebrate Christmas simply, and the simple joys of Christmas really shine in this story. If you know me, you might be surprised by how much I love this book, since I don't love spiders. But if anything could help me with that, it would be this book (the illustrated spiders are pretty cute). If you like traditional tales and believe in the magic of Christmastime, yo [...]

    12. This old folktale is set in the Bavarian forests of Germany and is about the origin of tinsel. The story is told from the viewpoint of a little old lady who is preparing for Christmas, sharing her Christmas experience with children and animals alike. Because she had heard about "marvelous happenings" on Christmas Eve, she wished that she could witness a bit of Christmas magic, too. With the help of Kris Kringle and some unlikely friends, her wish is granted and the story of tinsel comes into bei [...]

    13. Well-written story and cute illustrations. I would be interested in reading the original edition, which had a different illustrator and longer text. Something that threw me off a little in this edition was Kriss Kringle coming to leave things in the children's shoes. From other reviews I've read, it was the more accurate Christkindl in the old edition. Another thing that threw me off was the picture of all the spiders coming into the houseudder!

    14. This tale offers a nostalgic consideration of simpler times and simpler traditions, when preparations for Christmas are completed in a single day, and those preparations are prosecuted for the benefit and joy of others. It also bears a cautionary reminder that even the kindest heart has room to expand the breadth of its embrace.On the whole it is a sweet tale that adds yet another trinket to the Christmas mythos.

    15. This is a cute German Fairy tale about the tradition of tinsel. One of my daughters is freaked out by spiders, and so she had a VERY concerned look on her face as it was being read, but my boys loved it. I had them act out all the verbs used when the spiders arrive "creeping, crawling, sneaking softly, scurrying, hurrying, quickly, lightly, zigging, zagging, weaving, and wobbling" It was quite fun and hilarious to watch! :)

    16. All her life, Tante had heard tales about marvelous happenings on Christmas Eve. Animals might speak aloud. Bees might hum carols, or cocks crow at midnight. Tante wished she could witness a bit of Christmas magic, too.Everybody loves Christmas at Tante's. The old lady decorates a wonderful tree and makes certain to have something for all who come to visit, be it the nearb.

    17. This was a cute tale explaining how tinsel became a Christmas tradition. The illustrations were warm and the animals looked cute, even some of the spiders. It was fun to learn the German Christmas tradition.

    18. Every Christmas, Tante cleans and prepares for Christmas. She invites children and animals to enjoy her tree. She wishes that someday she can experience a Christmas miracled then the spiders and Kris Kringle create a magical Christmas miracle.

    19. A lovely story of a little old lady, her Christmas tree, spiders, and a little bit of magic to save Christmas and make it beautiful. The end note gives a fair bit about the history of tinsel, which is quite interesting.

    20. The story (of how tinsel on Christmas trees came to be a tradition) is sweet and the illustrations are beautiful. BUTat illustration of the 'thousands of spiders' entering the houseat just about did the kids and me in.

    21. An old gem of a Christmas book. There's a well written story and wonderfully drawn illustrations. A refreshing change from the Grinch and Pilar Express.

    22. A wonderful Christmas book to be enjoyed by all ages.Thank you for the loan Franklin Public Library.

    23. A really cute story about the origins of tinsel in the Christmas tradition. Sweet and wonderful for kids who want to know the why behind everything (like I did!).

    24. A sweet Christmas-time story based on Teutonic/Slavic folklore that gives an explanation for the use of tinsel in decorating our Christmas trees. Cute :)

    25. Love this Xmas story so much, I had to add a spider into the mix of ornament! The spider freaks out the adults, but the kids love it!

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