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Issue Details: First known date: 2007... 2007 Little Book of Christmas
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'This new addition to the National Library's popular Little Books series rejoices in our nation's unique way of celebrating at Christmas time. Ever since the first settlers struggled with their traditional notions of a White Christmas in Australia's December heat, the singularity of an Australian Christmas has been celebrated in verse, art and song. The Little book of Christmas explores Christmas sentiment in Australia with poems by authors including Norman Lindsay, Colin Thiele, Adele Kipping and Les Murray, carols by John Wheeler and even some Christmas recipes. These are complemented by delightful photographs and images from the Library's collections.'--Provided by publisher.


* Contents derived from the Canberra, Australian Capital Territory,:National Library of Australia , 2007 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Nativityi"The thin distraction of a spider's web", James McAuley , single work poetry (p. 1)
Vigili"Patchwork plains stretch for twenty miles", Chris Mooney-Singh , single work poetry (p. 2)
Animal Nativityi"The Iliad of peace began", Les Murray , single work poetry (p. 7)
The Tiddley Winks' Santa Clausi"When Santa Claus came", Mary Gilmore , single work poetry (p. 8)
Christmasi"I see a twinkle in your eye,", Michael Leunig , single work poetry (p. 11)
Christmas Treei"Fresh from the forest, piled on jolting trucks", Michael Thwaites , single work poetry (p. 12)
Aussie Bush Christmasi"Splashing through the surf on a sunny Christmas Day", Clare Bebrouth , single work poetry (p. 15)
Puddin' Song, Norman Lindsay , extract children's fiction children's (p. 16)
The Magic of Christmasi"There's a trail of silver across the sky", Helen Iles , single work poetry (p. 18)
The Song of the Yeari"January brings burning heat, and red dust dims the sun", Irene Gough , single work poetry children's (p. 21)
Carol Singersi"Hold the pages steady.", Max Fatchen , single work poetry (p. 22)
Christmas at the Beachi"You have to beat the crowds, Dad says -", Colin Thiele , single work poetry (p. 24-25)
Aunt Alice Always Made a Cunning Puddingi"Important with her great starched apron", Adele Kipping , single work poetry (p. 27)
Christmas Presenti"Old Santa drew back on the reins of his sleigh", Bill Scott , single work poetry (p. 28)
Christmas Beetlei"When Christmas comes the Christmas heat'll", Leon Gellert , single work poetry humour (p. 31)
Anything Else?i"What do parents want for Christmas?", Max Fatchen , single work poetry (p. 32-33)
Silent Nighti"Above a Snowy Mountains stream", Dan Vallely , single work poetry (p. 35)
Christmas Cool, Adele Kipping , single work poetry (p. 36-37)
A Real Christmas Dayi"Sometimes here at Christmas", Colleen Burke , single work poetry (p. 39)
Carol of the Birdsi"Out on the plains the Brolgas are dancing,", John Wheeler , William G. James (composer), single work lyric/song (p. 40)

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