Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Christmas in America (Ellis the Elephant) by Callista Gingrich, Susan Arciero
Ellis the Elephant is back! In Christmas in America, the fifth in Callista Gingrich's New York Times bestselling series, Ellis discovers the meaning of Christmas and learns how this special holiday has been celebrated throughout American history.
In preceding books, including Sweet Land of Liberty, Land of the Pilgrims' Pride, Yankee Doodle Dandy, and From Sea to Shining Sea, Ellis learns about the pivotal moments that have shaped our nation. Now, in Christmas in America, this adorable pachyderm explores the tales and traditions that have made Christmas a cherished part of the American experience.
Authored by Callista Gingrich and illustrated by Susan Arciero, Christmas in America will delight readers who want to discover how the celebration of Christmas has prevailed and brought out the best in our nation.
About The Author
Callista Gingrich, author of Land of the Pilgrim’s Pride and Sweet Land of Liberty, is President of Gingrich Productions. She and her husband, Newt, host and produce historical and public policy documentaries. Recent films include, A City Upon A Hill, America at Risk, and Nine Days that Changed the World. Mrs. Gingrichâ€™s photography is featured in the New York Times bestseller, Rediscovering God in America, as well as in Ronald Reagan: Rendezvous with Destiny, which she co-authored. Callista is the voice for several audio books, including, A Nation Like No Other and To Save America. Mrs. Gingrich is also the President of the Gingrich Foundation. She resides in McLean, Virginia, with her husband, Newt Gingrich.
We welcomed the new book of Ellis the Elephant into our home with much joy and anticipation, and we were not disappointed. This book is about Christmas in America and is the fifth book in this series, and my boys could not wait for it to be read to them, again and again.
This time Ellis travels back in time with Colonists, George and Martha Washington, Andrew Jackson, our Civil War, Calvin Coolidge and Apollo 8 astronauts. What better way to begin to get ready for the fast coming Christmas season, and a lesson about our American history.
The book is beautifully illustrated and just a joy to turn the page, as I witnessed by the boys, and the rhyming prose is such a learning exercise. This book will bring you so much pleasure, and full of facts. We also have an area at the back for parents and older children to answer all those questions that come up while reading this book.
The boys were talking and hoping that there will be more of these books, they love them and look forward in anticipation for the arrival.
I received this book from the Publisher Regnery, and was not required to give a positive review.