Tuesday, December 22, 2015

耶誕書

雖說這世界上不到一半的人口過耶誕節這個節日,但是與耶誕節相關的繪本比什麼節日都多。我也屬於那超過一半的人口,但耶誕節的歡愉氣氛與類似我們過年團圓的習慣卻緊緊扣著生活。固定在每年十二月幫自己添加幾本耶誕書,所以隨著越來越多的書,會有另一種的分類格式。今年,用這樣的方式:




Nutcracker
     Related titles:
  • Peter Tchaikovsky, by Mike Venezia
  • The Nutcracker's Night Before Christmas, by Keith Brockett, illustrated by Joseph Cowman
  • The Nutty Nutcracker, by Ralph Covert & G. Riley Mills, illustrated by Wilson Swain

The Night Before Christmas:作者Clement C. Moore身為宗教教育者,但經過一番考證後在2000年多倫多大學英語系教授發表專文認為這首詩是別人寫給CC Moore的兩個女兒,原文為Account of a Visit from St. Nicholas。但多年來這已經有無數多的版本,由不同的繪者詮釋。
  • by Leonard Weisgard, 1949
  • by Roger Duvoisin, 1954
  • by Tomie dePaola, 1980
  • by Anita Lobel, 1984
  • by Bruce Whatley, 1999
  • by Mary Engelbreit, 2002
  • by Lisbeth Zwerger, 2005
  • by Niroot Puttapipat (立體紙雕), 2007
  • by Angela Barrett, 2012
  • by Holly Hobbie, 2013
      Related titles:
  • The Day Before Christmas, by Eve Bunting, illustrated by Beth Peck
  • The Night Before Christmas in Paris, by Betty Lou Phillips and Roblyn Herndon, illustrated by Sheryl Dickert
  • On Christmas Eve, by Margaret Wise Brown, illustrated by Nancy Edwards Calder
  • On Christmas Eve, by Peter Collington(無字書)
  • Another Night Before Christmas, by Carol Ann Duffy, illustrated by Rob Ryan
  • Who's That Knocking on Christmas Eve?, by Jan Brett
  • Silent Night《平安夜》, by Sandy Turner

The 12 days of Christmas:這是一個從1780年開始的耶誕歌謠,說法紛紜,有說是法文開始的,這是一個記憶遊戲;也可能是中世紀英國宗教戰爭時,人們相傳的密語。其中可能有些符號或是宗教上的意義,目前無法考證。正確的說法是這12天從耶誕節開始,一直到一月五日,Epiphany(主顯節,一月六日)的前一晚。版本相當多,只是我的收藏並不多。
  • by Alison Jay, 2014
  • xist publishing, 2012
  • by Dan Andreasen, 2012
  • by Lauren Long, 2011
  • by Robert Sabuda, 2006(立體書)
  • by Tad Hills, 2003
      Related titles:
  • The Twelve Days of Christmas, by Susan Jeffers
  • The Twelve Days of Christmas, by Quentine Blake

耶誕老人與其工作的故事:在美國稱為Santa Claus,在英國稱為Father Christmas,歐洲的國家多半稱之為Saint Nicholas。耶誕老人有其不同國情的工作屬性,有可能因為應徵工作,或是世襲的,或是暫時沒工作。成為耶誕禮物的宅急便。
  • How Santa Got His Job, 1998 
  • How Santa Lost His Job, 2001
  • Who Will Help Santa This Year?, 2006
  • Who Will Guide My Sleigh Tonight?, 2005
  • Where Does Joe Go?, 1999
  • Father Christmas, 1973
  • Father Christmas Goes on Holiday, 1975
  • How Santa Really Works , 2004


Tree:樹的裝飾由來已久,但是直到1820年才傳到美國。1856年白宮開始放置耶誕樹,1880年的耶誕,紐約市就賣出200,000棵樹。1901年時美國羅斯福總統因顧慮到樹因大量砍伐影響森林,拒絕在白宮放置耶誕樹。後來耶誕樹都改由樹園種植的,而不是天然墾伐的。這時商業的樹園開始,大家到樹園裡標示自己想要的樹。標示好之後,樹園會宅配。養成一棵200公分高的樹,大概要十年的時間,所以現在的耶誕樹就都是種植的,尤其可以在無法生產榖類蔬菜的山區培養小樹苗。只有某些極特別的樹必須很大很高的,才是從森林裡來的天然樹。這些故事在Christmas FarmThe Carpenter's Gift裡都說的很清楚。
這是一個大標題,因為耶誕節的華麗多半在樹上,但也有很多發人深省的樹故事是在森林裡。這些是與耶誕有關的樹書。很多耶誕樹都是放在森林裡,與自然和諧相處,不因過節而消耗樹木。
  • The Beautiful Christmas Tree, by Charlotte Zolotow, Illustrated by Yan Nascimbene,1972
  • Uncle Vova's Treeby Patricia Polacco, 1989
  • Night Treeby Eve Bunting, illustrated by Ted Rand, 1991
  • Christmas Farm, by Mary Lyn Ray, illustrated by Barry Root
  • Christmas Tree Memories, by Aliki, 1991
  • The Year of the Perfect Christmas Treeby Gloria Houston, illustrated by Barbara Cooney, 1988
  • The Little Fir Tree, by Margaret Wise Brown, illustrated by Barbara Cooney, 1954(因原文已絕版,以日文譯本代)
  • The Fir Tree, Hans Christian Andersen, illustrated by Sanna Annukka, 2012 
  • The Carpenter's Giftby David Rubel, illustrated by Jim LaMarche, 2011
神奇的故事,Miracle Christmas Stories:神奇的事適合發生在耶誕,不管是The Little Match Girl或是任何真實故事。不管我們是付出或是接受,神奇的發生往往影響了人的一生。有的人期待奇蹟;有的人創造奇蹟。
  • A Small Miracle, by Peter Collington
  • The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey, by Susan Wojciechowski, illustrated by P.J. Lynch
  • Mortimer's Christmas Manger, by Jane Chapman & Karma Wilson
  • Christmas Story, by Brian Wildsmith
  • The Story of Christmas, from King James Bible, illustrated by Pamela Dalton
  • The Magical Christmas Horse, by Mary Higgins Clark, illustrated by Wendell Minor
  • The Little Match Girl, by Hans Christian Andersen, illustrated by Rachel Isadora
悲傷故事,Xmas sad stories:即使是最快樂的節日,也會有悲傷的故事,當大家都在過節的時候,總是有孤苦、無依的另一群人掙扎在生活裡。當然,The Little Match Girl也可歸類在悲苦的故事;而戰爭時的耶誕是最殘酷的,第一次世界大戰,德軍與英軍對峙,到了平安夜,他們停戰,並且休戰一日,在無人區踢球、飲酒,互相成為朋友。但是,過了耶誕節的第二天又開戰。這故事是最強的反戰訴求,握有權力者拼命爭鬥,軍人與平民過著違背人性的日子。
經典文學
  • Christmas carol, by Charles Dickson, illustrated by Lisbeth Zwerger
  • The Gift of Magi, by O Henry, illustrated by Lisbeth Zwerger
最喜歡寫耶誕故事的作家:Tomie dePaola


從不寫耶誕故事的著名作家:Maurice Sendak, Ezra Jack Keats, Leo Lionni, William Steig⋯⋯因為他們都是猶太裔的繪本作家。

名家的耶誕書:
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