Lucia Morning in Sweden
In the busy house of the Svennson family, everyone is getting ready for the Swedish holiday of Lucia Day, December 13. The book tells the story of Santa Lucia through the eyes of three children in modern-day Sweden. It describes their giddy activities, brought to life in colorful, full-page illustrations, and also provides sheet music, recipes, and sewing patterns for the costumes traditionally worn by children on this day, when many Swedish people celebrate the legacy of Lucia and the coming of the light with coffee, saffron buns, ginger snaps, and wonderful singing.
Ewa Rydaker was born in Uppsala, Sweden. She and her husband have lived in Minnesota for 28 years. Ewa is very active within the American Swedish community.
Carina Ståhlberg is a freelance illustrator., Living in Falun, Dalarna, Sweden.
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