Material for all ages, for reading aloud and story telling, and for special use on holidays and holy days. While the idea is not new, the range is broader than usual for such collections, and the variety of material included is fresh. There are stories rooted in fact and history and legend; there are modern stories of everyday people. And for each section, there's an Introduction, setting and background of origin and observance, and for most of the sections, two stories. The ""round up"" starts with New Year's day, and goes on through R.E. Lee's birthday, Lincoln's birthday, Valentine's Day, Washington's birthday, St. Patrick's Day, Arbor Day, April Fool's Day, Passover, Easter, Pan American Day, I Am an American Day, May Day, Mother's Day (we could wish the illustration had shown a young mother), Memorial Day, Father's Day, Flag Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Rosh Hashonoh and Yom Kippur, Columbus Day, Halloween, Armistice Day, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, your birthday and the Sabbath. Some of the inclusions are extracts from books, others are short stories or descriptive pieces.