Here is an inspiring true account of the Christmas Eve truce between Germans and Allies in 1914.


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Christmas in the Trenches

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John Mccutcheon
Illustrated by Henri Sorensen

True story. Christmas Eve, 1914. No Man's Land is the only thing separating the German soldiers from the Allies in the trenches. The war is waiting. Who will make the first attack? Suddenly a German voice drifts across the field, singing ''Stille Nacht, Heilige Nacht.'' Amazed, the Allies sing back, ''Silent Night, Holy Night.'' ''Someone is coming toward us!'' a man cries, and the soldiers aim their rifles. But it is a single German soldier waving a white truce sign and carrying a Christmas tree shining with candles. Soon soldiers from both sides join together, exchanging chocolate, showing each other photographs from home, keeping Christmas. When dawn comes, they go back to their separate trenches. Back to war.

If you give one book this Christmas, consider this gem. What better gift could we give our children than this tale of hope in the midst of war? Here is a vision worth following -- where war and violence pale before the power of shared longings, where we can be human in inhumane times, where the love of life and connection is stronger than any ideology or sense of separation. McCutcheon is a well-known folksinger, and this book is based on the wonderful song he wrote about this story. Both his song and his reading of the book are on the included CD. There are also resources that help one child, one family, one classroom get up out of the trenches and reach out with love.

(Ages: 5 - 10 years)

#11956 - Hardcover Book w/ CD - 32 pgs CD 23 min.
Regularly $19.95   Sale price $14.97

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