Christmas Book Helps Children to Connect with Winters of the Past

Mild winters spark author's desire to share pioneer experience with children.
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* Coquitlam - British Columbia - Canada

Oct. 31, 2012 - PRLog -- Recent snowfalls across the country have served to remind us that winter weather is knocking at the door. But in recent years climate change has served to alter the landscape of the season, resulting in warming trends and a great deal more 'brown Christmases'. Climate change has also had an effect from a literary perspective. In an effort to paint a historical picture for children who are far removed from the hardships of the harsh winters of the past, author Beverly Lein's has captured the winters of the past  in her children's book, The Three Saints of Christmas.

"Winters today just aren't like those of our Canadian ancestors, and as time goes by children just don't understand how difficult the pioneering experience was in our country. I don't think they can conceive of the total isolation and danger that accompanied the dramatic snowfalls equvf and deadly temperatures that used to be a hallmark of Canadian winters."

Set in 1866, the novel recounts the story of five children forced to fend for themselves against nature and the elements at Christmastime. Lein, the author of five published books, has a special affinity for this children's tale.

"The Three Saints was a way for me to share the pioneer experiences of my ancestors, while at the same time honouring the kind of story-telling my grandmother shared. Story-telling is such an important way of connecting with our personal and cultural history. I wrote this book with that in mind—parents and grandparents reading it to children during the holidays."

The Three Saints of Christmas is published by InkWater Press. Information on the novel, Beverly, and her other books is available at


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