Classics at Holiday Time
Posted on December 16th, 2014
Whatever holiday we celebrate at this time of year, our homes are overflowing with family traditions.
In my home, reading stories out loud was an important part of celebrating the holiday season. Cuddled together in bed, our imaginations would build vivid images of places we’d never see and people who never existed. As we read together, wrapped up in warm blankets, the bedside lamp would create a bubble of light that warded off the cold and dark of the solstice nights.
The Swiss Family Robinson story is one of my favorite classics for wintertime reading; imagining their tropical island helps keep me warm in the winter. Whether you are starting a tradition with children of your own or reliving days when you were young, this story is a must-have in every reader’s library.
Luckily, we have two copies of this story in stock this holiday season!
The Swiss Family Robinson, in Words of One Syllable is a well-loved copy of the story, published around 1900. This edition features four beautiful illustrations to help inspire your favorite child’s imagination, and is priced low enough that you will feel comfortable allowing it to be a “reading copy”.
If you are looking for a super-special edition to keep behind glass and only handle with kid gloves, we have that edition, too! Le Robinson Suisse: Ou Journal d’un pere Famille Naufrage Avec Ses Enfans is a 4-volume, French language set. This first-edition set was published in 1814, and is in beautiful condition. A true collector will love having this set on their shelf.
I’m wishing you all a season full of wonderful traditions and amazing stories!