One Hundred Shining Candles

One Hundred Shining Candles

4.11 (26 ratings by Goodreads)
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The year is 1800. In the dark woods of Upper Canada there are few luxuries, but ten-year-old Lucy and her little brother plan a special Christmas surprise for their more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 30 pages
  • 180 x 230mm | 290g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • colour illustrations
  • 0192798928
  • 9780192798923

Review Text

A much-honored Canadian author tells a heartwarming Christmas story set in a wilderness cabin in 1800. With Ma ill, Pa tells Lucy and Dan that there can be no presents this year. Then their schoolmaster's story of an elegant city celebration gives them an idea: using the family's carefully stored tallow and precious red madder, they will make at least a few candles to surprise their parents and brighten the holiday. And so they do, with just a few setbacks. An appealing frontier story; the gentle full-color illustrations, in nicely varied frames, are as attractive as the long but easily read text. (Kirkus Reviews)show more

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26 ratings
4.11 out of 5 stars
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4 42% (11)
3 12% (3)
2 8% (2)
1 0% (0)
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