Franklin

Christmas in the Big House, Christmas in the Quarters / by Patricia C. McKissack and Fredrick L. McKissack ; illustrated by John Thompson.

Author/Creator:
McKissack, Pat, 1944-2017.
Publication:
New York : Scholastic Inc., [©1994].
Series:
Coretta Scott King Award Books.
Coretta Scott King Award Books
Format/Description:
Book
[12], 68 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Subjects:
Plantation life -- Southern States -- History -- 19th century -- Juvenile literature.
Christmas -- Southern States -- History -- 19th century -- Juvenile literature.
Slaves -- Southern States -- Social conditions -- Juvenile literature.
Southern States -- Social life and customs -- 1775-1865 -- Juvenile literature.
Christmas.
Manners and customs.
Plantation life.
Slaves -- Social conditions.
Southern States.
Plantation life -- History.
Christmas -- Southern States -- History.
Slavery -- Southern States.
Southern States -- Social life and customs.
Slaves -- Social life and customs.
Childrens subjects:
Plantation life -- Southern States -- History -- 19th century.
Christmas -- Southern States -- History -- 19th century.
Slaves -- Social life and customs.
Southern States -- Social life and customs -- 1775-1865.
Form/Genre:
Literature.
History.
Juvenile works.
History.
Juvenile works.
Literature.
Place of Publication:
United States New York (State) New York (City)
Summary:
Describes the customs, recipes, poems, and songs used to celebrate Christmas in the big plantation houses and in the slave quarters just before the Civil War.
Contents:
Christmas is coming ...
In the big house ...
And in the Quarters ...
Getting ready for the big times
Deck the halls
Christmas eve-a very busy day
Gloria in Excelsis Deo
Pattin' the Juba
Christmas gif'
All day it's Christmas
Rise up, shepherd, an' foller
We wear the mask on New Year's eve
First day
Looking back.
Notes:
"First printing, October 1994."
"The paintings in this book were done in acrylic on strathmore five-ply kid-finish bristol board."
"The red initial capital letters in this book are Tuscan Italian, an ornamental typeface introduced in 1859."
"Designed by Claire B. Counihan."
Includes bibliographical references (pages 67-68).
Coretta Scott King Award, author, 1995.
Local notes:
Kislak Center Banks Collection copy presented to the Penn Libraries in 2018 by Joanna Banks.
Banks Collection copy: dustjacket retained.
Banks Collection copy has "Reinforced binding".
Penn Provenance:
Banks, Joanna (donor) (Banks Collection copy)
Penn Chronology:
1994
Contributor:
McKissack, Fredrick, author.
Thompson, John, 1940- illustrator.
Counihan, Claire B., designer.
Joanna Banks Collection of African American Books (University of Pennsylvania)
Joanna Banks Collection of African American Children's Books (University of Pennsylvania)
Other format:
Online version: McKissack, Pat, 1944-2017. Christmas in the big house, Christmas in the quarters.
ISBN:
0590430270 :
9780590430272
0590430289
9780590430289
OCLC:
26858298
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