Did Christmas really begin in Italy? Why does the Christmas witch La Befana bring gifts to the children of Italy instead of Santa Claus? Why is the Holy Door at the Vatican only opened every 25 years at Christmastime? The exciting, eye-catching pictures and easy-to-read sentences in Christmas in Italy and Vatican City help young readers learn about how people in Italy and Vatican City celebrate Christmas. The book shares special songs and easy-to-follow Christmas recipes and crafts that represent Italy and Vatican City.
World Book’s Christmas Around the World series helps kids with a 6th to 8th grade primary reading level learn about some of the richest Christmas traditions in different countries and regions of the world. Each book teaches kids the highlights of the holiday celebrations in such places as Vienna, Austria; Bethlehem and Jerusalem; and Italy and Vatican City. The books share special songs and easy-to-follow Christmas recipes and crafts that represent a particular country or region. Each book also has a helpful glossary and an index that direct students to the most important terms and topics.