All Year Round: A Calendar of Celebrations

English books


Ann Druitt, Christine Fynes-Clinton, Marije Rowling

This book is a festival store cupboard: a treasure trove of tomorrow’s much loved childhood memories, all mingled together with a mix of colored thread, delicious cooking smells, softly sparkling candle light and the snatch of a favorite song.

All Year Round is brimming with things to make, activities, stories, poems and songs to share with your family. It is full of well-illustrated ideas for fun and celebration: from Candlemas to Christmas and Midsummer’s day to the Winter solstice.

Observing the round of festivals is an enjoyable way to bring rhythm into children’s lives and provide a series of meaningful landmarks to look forward to. Each festival has a special character of its own: participation can deepen our understanding and love of nature and bring a gift to the whole family. All Year Round invites you to start celebrating now!


About the Author

Marije Rowling is a painter and art teacher. She illustrated The Children’s Year which was co-authored by Christine Fynes-Clinton who teaches music and crafts. Ann Druitt trained as an artist and teaches in adult education. Her twelve stories round off the book.

“Inspirational, crammed full of information. A lovely book for festivals and celebrations.”
Education Otherwise

“Delightful illustrations, hundreds of things to make, recipes to enjoy and songs to share, make this book a real family treasury.”
The Green Parent


Publisher: Hawthorn Press
Pages: 320
Size: 25x20cm
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781869890476
Publication date: 1999/8

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