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On a cold, clear winter night in Newfoundland, Granny frets that Christmas just isn't the same without the mummers. Questioned by her two young charges, she begins to explain that mummering is an old Newfoundland custom that blends Christmas and Halloween, when suddenly . . . in through the door march several outlandishly costumed mummers! Granny's house erupts in joking and tomfoolery, raucous singing and exuberant dancing. In an instant, Granny and the two children are caught up in the merriment. Bud Davidge's rhyming text and Ian Wallace's richly detailed illustrations capture the festivities, making this centuries-old tradition come alive for a new generation of merrymakers. This well-priced gift edition also includes a CD of Davidge's "The Mummer?s Song."