Publisher description for Marta and the manger straw : a Christmas tradition from Poland / written by Virginia Kroll ; illustrated by Robyn Belton.


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In World War II Poland, a young girl receives straw at the Christmas Eve service to bring to her impoverished family. But on her way home, Marta meets others who are much poorer than she, and she shares her piece until there is nothing left. In spite of the lack of straw--though perhaps because of her generous heart--Marta finds riches she never expected in this tender tale of Christmas giving.

The Traditions of Faith series features stories of how significant Christian traditions emerged from around the world. These traditions continue to be practiced today and encompass many different holidays. Each Traditions of Faith book includes an author's note about the history of the tradition, and ideas and activities to adopt into one's own family celebrations.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Folklore -- Poland.
Christmas -- Folklore.