Native American Twelve Days of Christmas

  • Illustrated By: Jesse T. Hummingbird
  • Pages:40
  • Publisher:Book Publishing Company
  • Themes:Indigneous, traditional holiday song, New traditions, Xmas, Yule
  • Available:08/15/2022

The beloved traditional English Christmas carol, The Twelve Days of Christmas, has been adapted here to reflect aspects of the richly varied cultures and traditions of twelve Native American cultural groups from different parts of the U.S.

A cultural background is included for each day’s gift in an easy-to-understand manner, placing the adapted song lyrics in the context of these tribal cultures. A wonderful companion to the best-selling Native American Night Before Christmas.

"Employing the source material’s foundation, Robinson adapts the lyrics to include culturally significant actions, items, and entities. Straightforward text contextualizes each adapted lyric, while Hummingbird depicts wide-eyed characters engaging in yuletide scenes. A holiday read-aloud that begs for multiple recitations."
– Publishers Weekly