Christmas in America
By Callista Gingrich with illustrations by Susan Arciero. ISBN 978-1-62157-345-6. Copyright 2015. Hardcover with 38 pages including 32 illustrated pages and appendix.
Ellis the elephant was introduced in "Sweet Land of Liberty", and now in the fifth book of the series, Ellis discovers the meaning of Christmas and learns how this cherished holiday has been celebrated in America for more than 400 years. Join Ellis as he travels back in time and experiences Christmas with colonists in Williamsburg, VA, Andrew Jackson at the White House, Civil War soldiers on the battlefield, Calvin Coolidge at the lighting of the first national Christmas tree, Apollo 8 astronauts in orbit and, of course, George and Martha Washington at Mount Vernon. For ages 5-8.