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You may have noticed that not all books are equal in capturing children's imaginations and in cultivating those innocent, tender souls. My goal is to help you find the ones that do!
(Painting by Mary Cassatt: "Mrs Cassatt Reading to her Grandchildren" -1888)

Saturday, December 13, 2014


"Night walks with a heavy step
Round yard and hearth,
As the sun departs from earth,
Shadows are brooding.
There in our dark house,
Walking with lit candles,
Santa Lucia, Santa Lucia!
Carl Larsson (1908)
"Night walks grand, yet silent,
Now hear its gentle wings,
In every room so hushed,
Whispering like wings.
Look, at our threshold stands,
White-clad with light in her hair,
Santa Lucia, Santa Lucia!
St. Lucia Day in Sweden (source)
"Darkness shall take flight soon,
From earth's valleys.
So she speaks 
Wonderful words to us:
A new day will rise again
From the rosy sky…
Santa Lucia, Santa Lucia!"
Sulamith W├╝lfing – "Crown of Light"
Do you know about St. Lucia?  
A wreath of candles.
A dress of white.
And a sash of red.  
Click on any of the links below to read my past posts about this girl saint and the many traditions (and good books) surrounding her.

Books about St. Lucia
Scandinavian Christmas Books & recipe for Lucia buns
Lucia, Saint of Light: Family Remembrances, a Book, and a Recipe
Photoblog: Making Lucia Buns with my GodDaughters
A Crown of Light for St. Lucia

Join in Audrey Eclectic's fun blog procession today as we celebrate St. Lucia!  Click HERE.


  1. This is just beautiful! Happy St. Lucia day! I adore the art in the first picture.

    1. Me too. Carl Larsson is one of my favorite artists. :)

  2. Thanks so much for joining in the fun, Wendy! Love all the beautiful St. Lucia images you found! :D