The Huron Carol

The Huron Carol

By Ian Wallace (Illustrator); Jean De Brebeuf (Other); Jesse Edgar Middleton (Other)

Groundwood Books, Hardcover, 9780888997111, 28pp.

Publication Date: August 2006


One of the loveliest of all carols, the Huron Carol was written by Father Jean de Brébeuf, a French Catholic priest who settled among the Huron people in the early 1600s. Despite his missionary zeal, Brébeuf was sensitive to the Hurons's beliefs. He wrote the carol in Huron and incorporated the Huron landscape and flora and fauna into the telling of the Christmas story. Ian Wallace brings his gorgeous landscapes and cultural sensitivity to this beautiful and unusual Christmas song, which makes a thoughtful gift for both children and adults.

About the Author
Ian Wallace has been President of the International Feuchtwanger Society since it was founded in 2001. He held posts at the Universities of Maine and Dundee before becoming Professor of Modern Languages at Loughborough University in 1984. He is currently Professor Emeritus of German at the University of Bath. His main research interests are in GDR literature and in German exile literature. He founded GDR/German Monitor in 1979 and was series editor until 2008.