"' Twas in the moon of wintertime when all the birds had fled ..."
So begins Canada's most beautiful Christmas carol. Its writer, Jean de Brebeuf (1593-1649), was a Jesuit missionary who lived and worked among the Huron Indians for twenty-two years.
Although Father de Brebeuf was killed during an Iroquois raid, the carol was kept alive in the Huron language for over one hundred years before it was translated into French. The English words were written in 1926 by J.E. Middleton.
|"The Huron Carol" by Father Jean de Brebeuf Illustrated by Frances Tyrrell
9 x 11.25 inches, 32-page picture book, hard cover
Published in Canada by Key Porter Books
and in the USA by Eerdmans.
This book is out of print and we are currently considering new publishing options.
|"Shortlisted for a Governor General's Award on the
strength of Frances Tyrrell's illustrations, this is a stunning volume." - The Gazette, Montreal
"Frances Tyrrell has combined the words with magnificent illustrations." - The Toronto Sun
"Children and adults will delight in these fine, luminous illustrations." - The New York Times
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