Nov 23, 2012

Pick of the Week

Looking for something to read this weekend?  Here's something to give you a new perspective on the start of the holiday season!

by Monte Beauchamp
In the early Christmas traditions of Europe, the Krampus was Saint Nicholas' dark servant -- a hairy, horned, supernatural beast whose pointed ears and long slithering tongue gave misbehaving children the creeps! Whereas Saint Nick would reward children who'd been good all year, those that had behaved badly were visited by the Krampus, who would stuff the child in its sack and carry the frightened child away to its lair. This new and improved edition includes an introduction, a historical survey of the character, and over 180 lavish pre-World War I Krampus postcards. Krampus: The Devil of Christmas is a lush, hair-raising collection guaranteed to give even Stephen King the creeps!

And remember that even when the library is closed for the holidays, you can always check out eBooks and eAudiobooks using our OverDrive service!

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